Original post made on Jan 30, 2009
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on Jan 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm
They claim removing power poles would reduce traffic hitting them, but then they want to install trees instead!
The County could do a lot more good, for much less money if they would do two fairly cheap things:
1. Put up a No Right Turn on Red sign at the quarry exits.
Now, the big trucks just lumber out into traffic, nearly hitting the cars who have the right of way. AND
2. Do more to control the gravel routinely spilled on the roadway by quarry trucks.
Since I have to drive that way, my car if full or chipped paint from all the gravel.
Why can't they cover the loads, or fill less, AND get the Quarry to sweep more often, not just at night, after the gravel is all over?
By the way, Stanley traffic would better if Pleasanton would honor their pledge to complete Stoneridge, and it would be shorter for many.!
on Jan 31, 2009 at 8:56 pm
Thank you for the insight. The traffic on Stanley Blvd is a nightmare now and therefore I am avoiding going to Livermore as much as possible because of it. I agree with the editor's quote...a letter should be sent to each child apologizing for the misappropriation of funds from education to road work.
on Feb 3, 2009 at 11:32 am
The County of Alameda, nor any of the other 57 Counties are charged with funding schools. School funding comes from State of California, Federal Government, and local taxes approved by voters. The County simply collects local taxes and distributes them to the proper locality, including schools. Counties have no ability to redirect tax dollars collected on behalf of school districts. Counties also have no say in how schools districts fund their programs, purchase supplies or pay teachers.
A letter apologizing to each kid regarding the education crisis in this State should come from the Governor, and the State Legislature....not the County.