There has been so much going on in Santa Ana, over the last month, of a disturbing nature, that I have had a hell of a time keeping abreast of it.
From reducing TV access to City Council Meetings, to redevelopement plans for a certain part of the east side of town, and then there is the question Thomas Anthony Gordon asks on Orange Juice:
Why is the city proposing to spend $37,000 of Measure M funds on new curbs, gutter, sod, irrigation and tree's when 74% of the more than 300 miles of residential streets in Santa Ana are rated as poor and need more than $ 331 Million in repairs?
Good question, if you ask me.
I Seriously dislike it when I find myself in the situation of having to ride my bike on the sidewalk, even for a short distance, but there is a stretch of street, for a block and a half approaching, and a half block passing, The Maceyugoserbulgarigreekadonian Compound, that has so many cracks, potholes and lumps, that even riding the bus on it is a very jarring experience.
If there was some clear space for me to take the lane, near the center stripe, I'd take it, but there isn't.
Street repair HAS begun in several parts of town, such as along McFadden, but the city is apparently only committing to 100 million over the next 5 years.
Prettifing an already beautiful neighborhood is all fine and dandy, but how about focusing on more needy parts of town 1st?