City staff learns to spin

The Escondido street meeting situtation has been rolling around in my head.

One of the problems was that the city sent out a letter inviting people to a meeting about “bike lanes” but when the meeting started the city officials went to great lengths to inform the attendees that the meeting was about the “restriping” of Escondido and that bicycle lanes were a consequence of the restriping.

How much money does it cost to paint stripes on a street?  Why would the city send five administrators to a neighborhood meeting to discuss a work order that would only take one or two days to complete?

Then again why would the city be restriping a street where the stripes are in fairly good condition, no better or worse than the other streets in the neighborhood?  Does the city hold a neighborhood meeting every time a street gets painted?

City staff was not telling the truth.  The meeting was about bike lanes.  Restriping was their way of trying to change the discussion.

They should be ashamed of themselves.

I guess that TXDOT could claim that they are just restriping I-10.

We deserve better

Brutus

8 Responses to City staff learns to spin

  1. Judy Maddox says:

    I can honestly say I voted but guarantee I have never voted for any of our so called leaders. I know who they are and who they run with Until we stop voting on “Social issues” we are going to get what we have, one issue politicians run by their svengalies. I don’t listen to what they say I look at backers and who they are and who the candidate is related to birds of a feather So much for transparency

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  2. Judy Maddox says:

    Told you that night the meeting was a farce. We were given a run around from the get go. Even when asked how much grant money would be lost if we didn’t do it we were told this was not trolly money Question was ignored and spun. Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me. Same story is going on at Edgemere only they are going to get a round about as well!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Round- about’s in El Paso, another WASTE of money and a big joke. The “Drivers” in El Taxo can’t figure out how to get OFF.. MOST still can’t figure out four way stops, MERGING onto highways or how to USE turn-signals and you want to WASTE more money on round-abouts??. Apparently all the POLITICIANS, high-dollar Public Officials ALL have “Drivers” and they don’t actually drive on El Paso streets, highways.

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      • Helen Marshall says:

        They think roundabouts are a means to slow the traffic, rather than speed bumps/humps…and there are rules about placing those humps/bumps, but a traffic circle can be installed without any pesky rules…all you need is $75,000 of taxpayer dollars (probably more now, that’s what the circles on Kerbey cost half-a dozen years ago…

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  3. M.T. Cicero says:

    Yor Fool Brutus!
    Little did u know their real plans are for a Funicular to tow the Bikes up the incline. Stripes! Bull!

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  4. JerryK says:

    The Coronado area is not the Burrito Belt. People here actually vote, so that could factor into why the city management showed up.

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  5. Old Gringo says:

    Obfuscation is perhaps the correct word for the majority of council’s output.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    So if our streets need repair, re-stripping WE are supposed to have a meeting with “City Staff”.?? Who are these people and who ELECTED THEM?? “Spin” is probably not the best description of the attitude of POLITICIANS, these Public Officials in El Taxo. Lie, deny, deceive, cover up, lie again is much more fitting and closer to the TRUTH.

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