A lot happened at the meeting at the firehouse yesterday.
Mayor Lee, Council Member Frerichs and City staff got an earful from the El Macero and South Davis Community about the many problems with the recent Mace Blvd "improvements." After extended comments they looked quite crestfallen.
It appears that the City has completely folded and Mace will be restored.
What got the City off top dead center was citizen involvement in large numbers. We will however need to continue to watch the City carefully to assure they follow through on their promises. We are to send our ideas, corrections, and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The more thoughtful input the better at this point. Please remember to insist on 2 lanes in both directions
The City plans to continue with the asphalting, but will not continue with the project except to deal with immediate safety issues, which they now agree do exist. With your suggestions, please ask the City to provide you a link to the plan diagrams for the existing mess and also demand that we all get a link to diagrams of the new plans before anything is installed.
I have many yet to be answered questions including;
- How long will it take to redesign this project? We don't want to wait another 10 years for a fix.
- How well will City Hall listen to our communities suggestions on how to fix this mess?
- Where will the funding come from? Are we going to go through all this sturm und drang and make suggestions, only to be told that the City can't afford it after all?
- Will the City Council be adding this issue to their agenda to formalize the promises they made at the Firehouse yesterday?
We got their attention and I think we are winning! Thank you SO much for your help!!