This came in from Helen Marshall:
So we need to find another $45 million for critically bad streets. Does anyone think that this is a complete list? Rep Tolbert queried the omission of Copia. Just about any street that you drive on is in bad shape…can someone point out a really good one?
Cincinnati Avenue, which leads to the official residence of the UTEP president, resembles the surface of the moon. Rim Road from Kerbey to Scenic Drive was scraped some nine or ten years ago, and a fine two-car wide parking strip was created, but the road surface itself was never restored. Comments from city officials indicated that this was deliberate, to slow the traffic! In case you wonder – it doesn’t work.
A suggestion – quality of life in El Paso would be considerably improved by using the $180 million programmed for the “arena” to repair and maintain in good shape ALL the streets!!