CalTrans to withdraw bypass extension request
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Jackson St Forest, CA
#1 Sep 25, 2010
So the Green Hippies have delayed it again. The Good people of Willits have to continue to suffer with this mess.
Time to go window shopping every 3 day weekend. Bring them to their knees.
“Writing about Mendocino County”
Since: Dec 09
#2 Sep 25, 2010
Thanks, Linda, for plowing through what must have been mind numbing piles of gibberish to provide a coherent update of this absurdly lingering situation.
The saddest lesson from this stubborn stalemate is that it teaches citizens a cynical disrespect for government processes. The people of Willits -- and those who visit us -- deserve better.
#3 Sep 25, 2010
Get mad at Caltrans. It's Caltrans who knew what they had to do to get their permit, and they didn't do their job, they didn't finish their plan. Caltrans said their plan would be ready by June 30, oops, Caltrans said it would be ready by September, oops, members of the City Council this week still thought the plan would be ready 20 months from now, oops. Now it's not going to be ready even then. The Army Corps of Engineers is a federal agency, they have to go by federal law, and they can't grant a permit for a plan that is YEARS away from being finished. Duh! You may not like the federal law that the "green hippie" President Richard Nixon signed decades ago, but the Army Corps of Engineers has to follow it. You're like the pot growers who complain when the feds come in and make a bust, they don't like the federal law outlawing marijuana, sure, but their opinion doesn't matter to the feds. Caltrans lies, and makes promises they know they can't fulfil, and strings the political leadership of Willits along by the nose. Another 10 years of bad traffic for us, because the majority on the City Council is AFRAID of Caltrans. "Oh gee if we take our little piece of Willits' share of state money back to build a road that will allow locals to get around the bad traffic, Caltrans might not build the bypass." Baloney.
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