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The same poll suggested pay raises for public employees are exorbitant.
The City of Walla Walla did a survey and Rose St. was top priority for the new Transportation Benefit District tax that was approved by the citizens that would allow all users to pay for the improvements to our roads. Unfortunately, the funds have been co-opted by the minority.
Or maybe the businesses along Rose St should take care of the road. Walla Walla Farmers Co-op has the expertise to manage puncture vine, but I doubt one of them has a degree in road design.
It is our money and it is being invested to build community.
Puncture vine is an issue that is resolved with street sweeping which is already required under storm water management rules. Separated paths will not receive the same level of maintenance. Clean one road for all users and use any additional funds to fill in potholes.
Again, the 3-lane option is safer than 4-lanes and has the capacity requirements for Walla Walla. The bike lanes are a nice addition but this change was proposed on the professional opinion of road designers using best practices to improve safety. Bike lanes would make Rose St. useable for bicycles which currently is only for the truly brave with puncture proof tires.
The vote to maintain 4-lanes was an irresponsible motion made without knowing the fiscal implications. The motion was made by a lame duck council member and seconded by a council member that clearly has a history of fiscal irresponsibility.
right, the only difference is that CP won't paint bike lanes.
I am here for the long haul. I just need to know where to spend my vacation dollars.
I spent the morning removing goat heads from my driveway. Street sweeping which is part of the storm water plan will keep bike lanes clear.
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