PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

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Cost per deer

By From page A5 | July 31, 2013

The completion and opening of the Highway 50 Deer Bypass tunnel is more than a year old now. This reader is curious as to the cost per deer that have been saved from the slaughter of Highway 50.

There must be some type of tracking, video cameras, something to prove the use of this tunnel, thus justifying the expense of more than $750,000 of tax payer money.

Deer still fall to the bumpers of cars using Highway 50 crossing outside the fenced areas of the bypass. My guess is that no real evidence can be shown to the public from those that pursued this drastic use of public funds, claiming that it would save lives and injury to the public, that any deer have used the tunnel. Thus it is another tax money hole in the ground in El Dorado County by our public officials.

RICHARD CLEMENS
Placerville

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