Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Why fix what isn’t broken?

EDITOR:

This letter is in response to the June 10 letter named Three Blind Mice.

Personally, I think a Roundabout at Main Street and Cedar Ravine is one of the silliest things I have heard about. I learned to drive here in Placerville in the 60s and have been through this intersection hundreds of times. Vehicles stop, wait their turn and go on. Since the traffic is at a stop crossing the street is also safe for the pedestrians and bike riders. This would not be the case if a roundabout were at this intersection. To my knowledge, there has not been an accident at this location either.

I understand that the Clay Street bridge might need to be widened. But the folks who live there can also go out the other end of Clay Street onto Mosquito Road and it is only a block or two for quick access to Broadway or west and east Highway 50.

So, why do our City Council members want to fix something that is not broken? Or are there other reasons that are not known to the general public?

KAREN J. CLEVELAND
Camino

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  • SmokingGunJuly 18, 2013 - 6:40 pm

    Karen, it's about $1.2 Million of Free Grant money the City can get through SACOG and nothing else. The City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) has nearly no $$$ and the City is looking for free handouts disguised as a French Round-A-Bout to pay for its ailing streets. Some view SACOG as a socialist organization whos money comes with strings attached. Of course, there is a liberal faction of non-property owners who think this idea of French Utopia is perfect for Placerville. Hint: Lishman/Patton groupies. That in a nutshell is what it is about. The City can't afford to lose the Ivy Parking lot parking space either.

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  • EvelynJuly 21, 2013 - 6:29 pm

    ROUNDABOUT UPDATE @ Friends of Historic Hangtown (Facebook): HERE

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  • EvelynJuly 21, 2013 - 6:32 pm

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  • cookie65July 29, 2013 - 5:43 am

    Are you familiar with the term Pork Barrel Spending? Bills that get passed thru congress are loaded with pork. Even the Amnesty bill is loaded with pork. It is money that we don't have, earmarked for projects we typically don't need. In years past members of congress would get to put their names on the stuff that got build with Pork Barrel Money. Democrat Robert Byrd, former grand wizard of the kkk, is famous for all the stuff he has his name on built with other peoples money.

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