Letter to the Editor

Poor decisions in Paso

Paso RoblesMarch 9, 2014 

Probably 98 percent of our citizens won’t know what I’m talking about.

Our city planners found the money, and opportunity to repair the runoff problem on 21st Street, between Vine Street and Riverside Avenue.

At the same time, they opted to not only resurface the street, but to add a median and decorative lamps, along with planting trees and shrubs. A very nice piece of work. The problem is that virtually nobody uses this “gateway” to the California Mid-State Fair.

Approximate cost? $2 million.

Never mind that the fair is only two weeks each year, and that the real gateway to our beautiful city is poor old Spring Street, where visitors come year-round for the “Paso Robles wine experience.”

I don’t have to tell you all that Spring Street is a mess, and patching it doesn’t work. If the planners found the money for that silly project, maybe they can find the money to resurface Spring Street. Oh, and the 24th Street Bridge. Oh, and Union and Niblick roads, etc., etc.

Just a thought.

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