Palo Alto looks to light up California Avenue
Original post made on Mar 5, 2013
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on Mar 5, 2013 at 12:18 pm
And "voted to increase the budget again." That says it all right there. Just the beginning of what will undoubtedly lead to more and more cost overruns. Grant money or not, the city should not have been entering into this project considering the city's ongoing budget deficit, and inability to pay for vital infrastructure and public safety needs without involving another tax increase.
Our city could not afford this project. That's the bottom line. Tax payers will be left to pay the remainder of the project costs which if history plays out will increase dramatically before it's all over. I want to hear and see our city leaders and elected officials give us more than lip service when it comes to balancing the budget and paying for our base needs. I want to put vanity projects like this on hold until we pay for those base needs, and not via another tax increase. I want to see our city leaders set some financial priorities, cut spending, make the tough decisions, and not cater to every special interest group and/or vocal minority.
on Mar 5, 2013 at 2:17 pm
We need brighter street lights all around town, not just in business districts. Some residential streets are so dark at night that I wouldn't want to walk there after dark, for fear of getting nailed by a car. Even if you are wearing neon colored clothes, pedestrians look black to car drivers until they are about to hit you.
on Mar 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm