5 Responses to “Entryway Project Not “Frozen,” Mayor Tells CdM B.I.D.”
May 24th, 2012
Just wondering.....has the City Council thought that the change in traffic flow could cause more traffic through the residential flower streets? I know I live on Iris Ave and cars are always taking the back way to avoid PCH....
May 24th, 2012
Put 4 way stop signs. One way streets.
May 25th, 2012
No JR. One way streets inconvenience local residents. We tried that back in the 1960's when there was 1/10 the number of cars. Let's not repeat past mistakes. Same with 4 way stops. Having to stop every block is hard on the mechanics of our cars. And finally - WHY do taxpayers have to foot most of the bill to enhance the profits of a handful of businesses? Where is MY bailout?
May 25th, 2012
Neighbors, it's really sad that every time there is a article that involves our community, (and everything in this site involves our community), there are always "Stop Taxing Me" or "My Tax Dollars" comments. Please quit the whining. If you want lower taxes, then move to Mexico. They have the lowest personal and corporate rate. Just like you want it. I have several wealthy friends who live luxuriously in Mexico. You just will have to get used to being robbed at gun point, send your kids to school with bodyguards, and have an armor car with a body card behind you and one in from to you. Visit Tijuana and take a look at the streets. Other choice, sign the following letter, written by Dixie Von Steuben, and send it to the City Hall: "After so many attempts by the government to take away our God given freedom and rights, I have decided not to ever spend my tax dollars again. The newest threat is the Federal government trying to shove us into some form of socialized health care as if we, America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, would ever want to be a country like France, or Switzerland, or Denmark, or Greece, or England, where any man, woman or child, can get a life saving surgery, and never have to get a second mortgage to cover the expenses for the procedure. Not in my country. I say to you, woman who works two minimum wage shifts at Wal-Mart to make ends meet, if you can’t afford a doctor to treat your ovarian cancer, you should’ve worked harder. I don’t want a soft-bodied government maggot in a cubicle between me and my doctor, I want a soft-bodied corporate maggot in a cubicle between me and my doctor. Isn’t this America anymore? I don’t want this country to turn into a Nazi-like Communist Cuban Russia, where secret police could place me in a concentration camp and feed me corn and yeast to raise my weight and use my organs to feed cattle. I want to encourage my countrymen and women to follow my example. Use your voice and write a letter, or a few. Socialized risk is exactly that, a risk. A risk I’m not willing to take. My first letter will be to the bureaucrats who work at the Social Security Administration requesting them to take me off the list. I reject Social Security as a principle. When I am 65, please don’t send me a check, I’m just fine on my own and my 401k, thank you very much. Same with Medicare. I don’t want the government telling me what to do with my body unless I’m having an abortion, in which case I will allow the government unlimited resources to take my civil rights away in the name of morality. Since I don’t plan to either have an abortion, this won’t apply to me, but I didn’t want anyone to think I was not being fair. My next letter will be to you, the 911 people. I don’t want to use your socialized Police and Firefighters. I am a law abiding citizen and proud member of the NRA. Don’t worry about us and go ahead and take care of all those who want to live in a regime where soon they will have barcodes tattooed on their foreheads. If you get a distressed call from Lidia, my nanny, screaming in Spanish that the house is on fire and the kids are in danger, just hang up on her. I am aware that the city may soon be canceling my socialized water service, as I will request to them in a letter, but I built a water well where Lidia can get water from using a bucket to put the fire out. Besides, she is from Mexico, so she is used to that. Same if some nosy neighbor calls saying some scary minorities are trying to break into our house. If anyone wants to try their luck by entering my house they’ll have to deal with my new boyfriend’s 600 round per minute Heckler & Koch. I am also canceling trash pick up. I can always get our gardener and pool boy, Julio, Lidia’s husband, to take it away to the dump in his truck. And don’t start asking me if they are illegals, just like Mitt Romney, I don’t ask so I don’t have to know. That said, if Julio raises his prices again, as he did to me once back in ‘89, then he may force me to make a phone call, but until then, don’t ask don’t tell. My next letter will be to the Board of Education. As soon as Joey, the youngest of my six kids, graduates from high-school I will start a grassroots movement to eliminate public education, which is a drain on us taxpayers, and only supports lazy teachers who teach our kids liberal arts and who encourage them to respect our democratically elected and anti-American liberal President while they just sit and wait for their pensions to kick in. These teachers refuse to teach our children about God and to let them pray before school, and if you even mention this to them, they will say they’d be happy to do so, as long as these teachings can be taught along with other beliefs such as Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hindu, and other scary cults, in order to create a well rounded religious introduction and education. Never happening. I don’t want the government forcing beliefs on my children. Next thing you know, our children are strapping a napalm bomb to themselves and running into crowds at the Disney’s Christmas Parade. I will cancel my library card, as I no longer plan to borrow swine flu infested books when I can easily order new copies on Amazon.com and keep them forever. If you can’t afford a book, don’t read. My next letter will be to the armed forces, all of them. I don’t want a socialized Army, or Navy, or Air Force. I also never realized that my hard earned taxes were helping to pay them a salary of almost $20,000 a year, plus free health care, housing, food, childcare, a retirement plan, and even college education. I thought they were volunteering to protect our country. I didn’t know they were leaching off me! So if any of my sons decide to ever “volunteer,” I hereby request that none of these benefits ever apply to them. Before I forget, my ex-father in law, who lost a limb in WW II and has prostate cancer, may want to cancel his access to the VA Hospital. However, since he is also getting a bit senile I will just write a letter for him. Oh, and to the Food and Drug Administration, I’m quite capable of smelling antibiotic infested cow meat, and can handle side effects from pills created by profit driven drug companies I hardly know. If they tell me I will be all right, why should I doubt any decent CEO? There is a reason they made it to the top, and you don’t get to the top by lying, steeping on others below you, or stabbing people in the back. They just worked harder than others. It is just common sense. I will also mail these letters by UPS or Fed-Ex as I will no longer use the United States Post Office. Just because they can take a letter across the country for forty-two cents, doesn’t give them the right to take almost four days to do it. Thanks to the free market I can FedEx my Christmas cards to my friends the very next morning before 10:30 AM for only $30.67 each. I know I speak for most of my fellow Americans when I say, back off, government. So, please dear friends and lovers of freedom, join me and start writing your letters today"
May 25th, 2012
Jamie, I couldn't care less about the bailouts and businesses profits. That said, if having to stop in every block is hard, maybe is time to slow down or to get rid of that 1970's Dodge. Why do you have to speed to get home 3 minutes faster while risking a toddler's life. With all the endless construction trucks and giant SUVs, there is no way to see what is speeding down the street. While you are inching away from the stop sign trying to look if it is safe to go. Some kid is going to get hurt if we don't slow down on the flower streets. They are not shortcuts or freeways, but people speed through them. We need 4 way stops. If it is hard in your car, just stop and think how hard it could be for the parents of dead child. And about the one way streets, it works in Balboa. I don't see any inconvenience on one way streets, specially if it means less cars driving, more parking, less side view mirrors broken by speeding cars with no stop sign. No everything is about convenience, otherwise let's just have 7/11's in every corner.