Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
The recent Manteca City Council meeting on Aug. 5 was quite interesting. The issue of stop signs on Foxfire Drive at Crom Street did not sit well with staff. But after a short discussion from council members and a local citizen with the concern being public safety for the school children going to and from school to slow down the speeders the entire council jumped on the bandwagon to urge staff to get the stop signs installed the next day or as soon as possible.
It took only six days to do.
Another project concerning safety was pedestrian signs for a crosswalk at Lincoln Street and Moffat Boulevard which took six months to install. Finally after pressure from Councilmen John Harris and Steve DeBrum this simple project was done.
Rarely do I agree with this council on anything but I commend them for getting after city staff to get projects done in a timely manner.
There is simply too much foot dragging on some projects that could be done sooner. Cut the red tape, city staff, and get things done pronto. It is plain to see that a “brains washer” — also known as a consultant— was not needed for either one of these projects thus the city saved a lot of money.