"Small repairs and small repairs" return to test the "embroidery" skills of urban governance

Recently, Guangdong Dongguan official micro "Dongguan release" launched a "convenience map". Local citizens can simply open the map and find nearby "minor repair" shops. Local "minor repairs" practitioners can also add relevant information according to the guidelines on the map, and after passing the review, their own shops can be displayed on the map.

Living at home, it is inevitable that you will encounter some difficult problems, such as the shoes you wear are glued, the newly bought pants are too long, and the sewers at home are blocked. I remember that when I was a child, it was not difficult for parents to solve these things. On the street corners or alleys near my home, there are always locksmiths and shoe repairers guarding their "strongholds" that are "small in area and complete in everyone". As the years have passed, the surrounding residents have become acquaintances with them, and the loud shouts of people sharpening knives in the streets and alleys are the common childhood memories of many people.

With the economic and social development, the expansion of new urban areas and the transformation of old areas, those "small repairs" stalls at the doorstep have gradually disappeared. "Where can I cut my pants?" "Where can I fix my shoes?" From time to time, similar problems arise in the group of owners or in conversations between friends and colleagues. In 2019, a bank in Jiangsu attracted attention because it planned to provide customers with free kitchen knife sharpening. Although the event was eventually canceled, the seemingly unusual plan poked at the pain point of people's lives: modern commerce is so prosperous, people struggle to find a place to sharpen kitchen knives, dispense keys, and fix bicycles.

"Small repairs" may seem inconspicuous, but they are often "small actions to achieve big changes", not only to facilitate the lives of residents and meet their daily needs, but also to provide employment opportunities for groups with relevant skills. In addition, to put it more deeply, some of these services are also related to the inheritance of thrift and thrift, and even to some special emotional memories - sometimes, people want to restore some objects, in addition to restoring their function, but also because they may have been sent by an important person, because of a thought.

As a result, Dongguan's "Convenience Map" became popular on the Internet as soon as it was launched, with some saying that it "can save the emergency at a critical time", while others praised "small measures reflect the great people's livelihood".

In fact, the reappearance of "minor repairs" is not new. Since 2021, China has successively carried out the pilot of "a quarter of an hour convenient living circle" in many cities. In February this year, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce said that "let the 'minor repairs' such as shoe repair and key distribution return to the people's lives in an orderly manner" attracted public attention; In early March, a three-year campaign to build a "quarter-hour convenient living circle" was launched nationwide.

"Orderly" means that the "minor repairs" after the return are expected to be healthier and more responsive to social needs than in the past. The introduction of relevant policies has pointed out the future development direction for "minor repairs and small repairs", and it is up to all localities to introduce specific implementation measures to make the dream a reality.

Urban governance is prone to fall into the vicious circle of "death if one tube is done, and chaos is chaotic when it is released", and the return of "small repairs" faces the same problem. For example, if this kind of service industry is small and profitable, if it is forced to transform from façade to equipment to "high", the high cost may make practitioners prohibitive, but if practitioners are allowed to pay everywhere and occupy the road, it may cause congestion, noise, dirty and other problems. Not to mention, such "micro-formats" must also guard the bottom line of fire protection and production safety.

"Difficult to manage" does not mean "no matter" or "one-size-fits-all", starting from small things, moving forward in step by step accumulation, the embroidered spirit of urban governance is also reflected here.

Since the pilot of the quarter-hour convenient living circle, many places have introduced policies or measures conducive to the development of "small repairs and small repairs". Last year, Shanghai revised the regulations on the management of urban appearance and environmental sanitation, clarifying that district and township governments can designate certain public areas for business activities such as setting up stalls and selling self-produced agricultural and sideline products. After unified planning, many streets in Beijing have used vacant land to build convenient service points...

In the operation system of a city, there are many subtle links such as "minor repairs", which are closely related to the lives of citizens and are often regarded as the embodiment of "fireworks". Handling these subtle links well is the embodiment of the refined management of a city and the wisdom of the governor. Only when the rulers proceed from the immediate needs of the masses, endure their temperament, and come up with practical measures, can they embroider flowers that are convenient for the people and flowers that benefit the people.

(Workers' Daily Luo Xiaoxiao)