How great that we are getting a new bridge over Santa Rosa Creek Road. Obviously, a lot of work and planning went into this project. But, those of us whose homes are on or back up to Eton Drive really wish a fraction of the work had gone into mitigating the already dangerous traffic conditions on Eton before diverting cars from Main Street.
For years, we have watched traffic increase on Eton, with drivers speeding by because they obviously feel that the posted 35-mph speed limit is just a suggestion. And now we are blessed with five times as much traffic thanks to “Bridge-gate.”
If you are now driving down Eton because Main Street is closed, please remember that the speed limit is 35 (although 25 sounds more reasonable in a school zone). Children, churchgoers, joggers and cyclists using Eton would probably like to make sure they can safely make it home to their families. After all, isn’t the life of a child worth a few extra minutes of travel time?
Excluded at meeting
I attended the meeting at the Veterans Memorial Building on Sept. 2, which involved presentations by members of the Community Services District and an engineer from the company that is building the “Cambria Emergency Water Supply Project.”
However, I found it disturbing that members of our community were excluded from the meeting because they had questioned the wisdom of the project and the staggering rate increase that it entails.
As fellow Cambria ratepayers, they had as much of a right to attend as anyone else.
Support CCSD board
Hard to believe I’ve spent 43 years watching Cambria struggle with water issues. Money wasted, studies tabled, decent efforts turned aside.
Now the entire state is suffering the drought disaster that Cambrians have fumed over for so long. And locally a misguided minority has managed to stifle each attempt at securing solutions while the majority silently waits.
Enough already! It’s time to rally around the Cambria Community Services District board. This problem won’t just “dry up and blow away” but if we don’t encourage the board to succeed in its efforts, Cambria just might!