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Government incompetence

Re “Business growth may bypass area traffic issues” (The Union, Aug. 8):

Even though traffic in Grass Valley is at near gridlock with no relief in sight, the City Council in its infinite wisdom is still going to allow business and residential construction to expand and create traffic problems below their own set standards.

The Main Street and Idaho-Maryland intersection was just rebuilt several years ago when the Chevron station was remodeled. The left-turn lane was eliminated from Nevada City Highway to Idaho-Maryland Road, thus causing most of the traffic backup. Where was the foresight and planning at that point?

The $500,000 that the city has in its coffers earmarked for traffic improvement is not enough to even begin any type of improvement.

In a mastery of understatement, Grass Valley Mayor Patti Ingram says, “Unfortunately, government does not move at the pace it should at times.”

Question: What do you get when you mix incompetence, corruption and indifference?

Answer: Grass Valley city government.

David A. Price

Grass Valley

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