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How did you make Atlanta a better city this year? 

Marsha, Atlanta: I painted my front door and it changed the feng shui of the neighborhood. I was the first one to paint my house that olivey green color and it shows up everywhere now. It's a really nice blend with its natural backdrop. Since the color has changed, the neighborhood has changed as well. It's just more harmonious. The energy has changed, no one is rushing around anymore. I think my house inspired that. It's always nice when you see things happen in your neighborhood.

A.J., Atlanta: Vandalism. I draw all over the walls. That makes the city look a lot better. Even bad vandalism I think is a contribution to the city. It gives the city character. It's all art. I think even the shittiest-looking stuff is something. It's like appreciating chaos, it's like trying to find order in chaos. It makes the city look livelier. Instead of walking by and seeing blank walls and feeling you're in an asylum, vandalism seems like stuff is going on. Finding art in chaos is the best art. The more confusion the better. Atlanta was once squeaky clean. I dreaded walking around the streets.

Randy, Atlanta: I put two crackheads in jail. One was beating up his crackhead girlfriend so I go out and break up the fight, and next thing I know he's pulling his gun on me, so I pulled my gun on him, so then we both called the cops and they're in jail. When the cops get there, she denies he's whipping her ass, whatever, so she goes with him (to jail) to get him out and that's the last time I saw them. So there's two less crackheads on the street or at least they're no longer in the neighborhood.

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