City should listen to what Juniper Drive residents want

There are 20 comments on the Mar 29, 2013, Alamogordo Daily News story titled City should listen to what Juniper Drive residents want. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

People who live on Juniper Drive in Alamogordo have spoken, but no one seems to want to listen.

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old timer

Alamogordo, NM

#1 Mar 30, 2013
This article is correct. It is appalling that the elected officials wont listen to the voters of that district. Not only should Mr. Rentschler be recalled so should Al Hernandez, Jason Baldwin, and Jim Talbert. This is a prime exasmple of elected officials doing what they want rather than what the voters want. This project is a big waste of money. The money could be spent more wisely on other roads in the community. We have plenty of roads in far worse shape then juniper.
MZ GOODY TWO SHOES

Alamogordo, NM

#2 Mar 30, 2013
I understand your dismay, but I was one of many persons to contact Mr. Rentschler and express my concerns about driving thru Juniper. Cars are parked on both sides of street, making it a one lane street between 10th and Aspen. Traffic is congested plus the School Buses that go thru here add to the problem. Night time driving is dangerous as we can't see the parked cars until we are almost on top of them. I drive this route at least 6 times per day why should us drivers be inconvenienced, when widening the street would relive this problem.Many residents are forced to park on street because they have more than 2 cars and no where else to park.
I concur

Alamogordo, NM

#3 Mar 30, 2013
old timer wrote:
This article is correct. It is appalling that the elected officials wont listen to the voters of that district. Not only should Mr. Rentschler be recalled so should Al Hernandez, Jason Baldwin, and Jim Talbert. This is a prime exasmple of elected officials doing what they want rather than what the voters want. This project is a big waste of money. The money could be spent more wisely on other roads in the community. We have plenty of roads in far worse shape then juniper.
Totally agree. These morons think they can do whatever they please with our money.
hmmmm

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Mar 31, 2013
Ms Goody, I too drive Juniper daily. I call the section between 10th and Aspen the gauntlet for all the weaving between park cars that I do. I find it funny that there are signs now that says slow down when you can't even go the speed limit. I noticed yesterday that someone has a truck parked on their lawn. I'm sure it will be back on the street once all the uproar is over and done with. Nothing screams Alamogordo like vehicles parked on the front lawn.
Old timer how much money will it cost to recall these commissioners? I would say alot of time and money. I would say that people that drive Juniper on a daily basis would probably like to see the street widened.
One last thing the house on the corner of Juniper and 10th has a wall on the south side which makes a person have to creep out to see west moving traffic. Is that a good thing?
Just watching

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Mar 31, 2013
MZ GOODY TWO SHOES wrote:
I understand your dismay, but I was one of many persons to contact Mr. Rentschler and express my concerns about driving thru Juniper. Cars are parked on both sides of street, making it a one lane street between 10th and Aspen. Traffic is congested plus the School Buses that go thru here add to the problem. Night time driving is dangerous as we can't see the parked cars until we are almost on top of them. I drive this route at least 6 times per day why should us drivers be inconvenienced, when widening the street would relive this problem.Many residents are forced to park on street because they have more than 2 cars and no where else to park.
It's a residential street go up to scenic or down to College if you want a through street. This is a waste of money and the commissioners need to listen to the majority of the people. That's what got them elected this last election. I'm willing to bet they won't get re-elected if they continue to proceed with this unwanted project.
Do not

Alamogordo, NM

#6 Mar 31, 2013
hmmmm wrote:
Ms Goody, I too drive Juniper daily. I call the section between 10th and Aspen the gauntlet for all the weaving between park cars that I do. I find it funny that there are signs now that says slow down when you can't even go the speed limit. I noticed yesterday that someone has a truck parked on their lawn. I'm sure it will be back on the street once all the uproar is over and done with. Nothing screams Alamogordo like vehicles parked on the front lawn.
Old timer how much money will it cost to recall these commissioners? I would say alot of time and money. I would say that people that drive Juniper on a daily basis would probably like to see the street widened.
One last thing the house on the corner of Juniper and 10th has a wall on the south side which makes a person have to creep out to see west moving traffic. Is that a good thing?
drive Juniper. That should fix your problem..
Get over it

Alamogordo, NM

#7 Mar 31, 2013
Rentschler & cronies have spoken -- fait accompli!

There is not one logical argument for this project to proceed. All of the arguments in favor of the project so far (except a Commissioner lives on the street) could be equally applied to nearly ever residential street in the city. The city does not even have a current traffic study/count for Juniper!

The only questions yet to be answered:
1) How much more than the estimate will the project cost.
2) Which more urgent street projects will not get funding in order to fund this one.
Again I concur

Alamogordo, NM

#8 Mar 31, 2013
Get over it wrote:
Rentschler & cronies have spoken -- fait accompli!
There is not one logical argument for this project to proceed. All of the arguments in favor of the project so far (except a Commissioner lives on the street) could be equally applied to nearly ever residential street in the city. The city does not even have a current traffic study/count for Juniper!
The only questions yet to be answered:
1) How much more than the estimate will the project cost.
2) Which more urgent street projects will not get funding in order to fund this one.
Totally agree. At least put a chip seal on my road since it has never seen as much as a pothole filled in.
You should

Alamogordo, NM

#9 Mar 31, 2013
Again I concur wrote:
<quoted text>
Totally agree. At least put a chip seal on my road since it has never seen as much as a pothole filled in.
move to Juniper and stop whining..
If you

Alamogordo, NM

#10 Mar 31, 2013
You should wrote:
<quoted text>move to Juniper and stop whining..
wish to pay my mortgage, I gladly will.
TxTransplant

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Mar 31, 2013
I had the same type of situation when the tower on College & 12th was built. Just Rardin listened to his constiuents and all the others voted for the tower. As far as I can tell, the tower is not in service and no new transmitters/relays have been attached so it is worthless. And now they want to widen Juniper..........
Well you can always

Washington, DC

#13 Mar 31, 2013
Heisenberg wrote:
"Stupid is as stupid does".
Welcome to Alamo-Turdo", where an outhouse could turn into a multi-million dollar project, and take 8 months to install.
Damn bunch of dummies you people are here. Totally pathetic as humans.
I'm "NOT" at all proud to even be vaguely called a citizen here.
LEAVE!
Well

Alamogordo, NM

#15 Mar 31, 2013
Heisenberg wrote:
"Stupid is as stupid does".
Welcome to Alamo-Turdo", where an outhouse could turn into a multi-million dollar project, and take 8 months to install.
Damn bunch of dummies you people are here. Totally pathetic as humans.
I'm "NOT" at all proud to even be vaguely called a citizen here.
you are a real miserable a hole, arent ya?
Juniper is unsafe

United States

#17 Apr 1, 2013
I drive this street all the time as i live off from 15th. The people who own these homes who are complaining need to stop. They know it is a problem and a safety issue they have admitted it by removing their vehicles from the road and parking them elsewhere to give the appearance the street is actually wide enought to drive on.

However once everything blows over they will be parking them right back on the street once again making it barely wide enough to fit one vehicle through. There is actually one van that has not even moved in like the 4 years i have lived in that area parked on the side of the road.

One individual had a yard sale this past weekend and it was a dangerous nightmare of unsafe happenings in front of his house, cars parked crooked barely enough room to fit through car going both directions having to wait on each other backed up two and three cars deep because there was only room for one vehicle to barely squeeze through.

Bottom line something needs to be done to fix it if the homeowners are not going to have the courtesy to park vehicles in their driveways when they have the room to do so and would rather block the safe access of vehicle drving through by making juniper barely wide enough to be a one lane road then widen the street i say.
Sockpuppet Alert

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Apr 1, 2013
Well you can always wrote:
<quoted text>LEAVE!
And you know this ALL the way from Virgina?
Seems like alot of you Virgina posters know alot about our little hamlet?

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You live here, use an IP changing program and are just one single person pretending to be many different others?
old timer

Alamogordo, NM

#19 Apr 1, 2013
Dont you think that some no parking signs and having the road restriped would be a much cheaper alternative to the problem???? But instead these guys want to waste 1.1 million on a project that really does not need to be done. How bout using it on first and florida intersection? That would better serve the community and people. There are far more accidents there then on juniper drive.
Juniper is unsafe wrote:
I drive this street all the time as i live off from 15th. The people who own these homes who are complaining need to stop. They know it is a problem and a safety issue they have admitted it by removing their vehicles from the road and parking them elsewhere to give the appearance the street is actually wide enought to drive on.
However once everything blows over they will be parking them right back on the street once again making it barely wide enough to fit one vehicle through. There is actually one van that has not even moved in like the 4 years i have lived in that area parked on the side of the road.
One individual had a yard sale this past weekend and it was a dangerous nightmare of unsafe happenings in front of his house, cars parked crooked barely enough room to fit through car going both directions having to wait on each other backed up two and three cars deep because there was only room for one vehicle to barely squeeze through.
Bottom line something needs to be done to fix it if the homeowners are not going to have the courtesy to park vehicles in their driveways when they have the room to do so and would rather block the safe access of vehicle drving through by making juniper barely wide enough to be a one lane road then widen the street i say.
Resident

Alamogordo, NM

#20 Apr 1, 2013
Juniper is unsafe wrote:
I drive this street all the time as i live off from 15th. The people who own these homes who are complaining need to stop. They know it is a problem and a safety issue they have admitted it by removing their vehicles from the road and parking them elsewhere to give the appearance the street is actually wide enought to drive on.
However once everything blows over they will be parking them right back on the street once again making it barely wide enough to fit one vehicle through. There is actually one van that has not even moved in like the 4 years i have lived in that area parked on the side of the road.
One individual had a yard sale this past weekend and it was a dangerous nightmare of unsafe happenings in front of his house, cars parked crooked barely enough room to fit through car going both directions having to wait on each other backed up two and three cars deep because there was only room for one vehicle to barely squeeze through.
Bottom line something needs to be done to fix it if the homeowners are not going to have the courtesy to park vehicles in their driveways when they have the room to do so and would rather block the safe access of vehicle drving through by making juniper barely wide enough to be a one lane road then widen the street i say.
If you think it is so unsafe, quit driving down Juniper!
Juniper is unsafe

United States

#21 Apr 1, 2013
No because then the residents would be complaining that they did not have any room to park the 5 cars that they own and ont have room in the driveway for..
old timer wrote:
Dont you think that some no parking signs and having the road restriped would be a much cheaper alternative to the problem???? But instead these guys want to waste 1.1 million on a project that really does not need to be done. How bout using it on first and florida intersection? That would better serve the community and people. There are far more accidents there then on juniper drive.<quoted text>
Juniper is unsafe

United States

#22 Apr 1, 2013
Do you not read that well my friend i live down there i have to drive down Juniper.
Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
If you think it is so unsafe, quit driving down Juniper!
Resident

Alamogordo, NM

#23 Apr 1, 2013
Juniper is unsafe wrote:
Do you not read that well my friend i live down there i have to drive down Juniper.
<quoted text>
No, you live off 15th. There are several other north/south roads you can take. Dont drive down Juniper if you think its unsafe.

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