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Mantecas back burner is overloaded
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Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

With all of the fuss over the fireworks and shopping carts, perhaps the city should drop fireworks on the Fourth of July due to lame brain citizens that can’t use their common sense.

Councilman Vince Hernandez said he was told by some people that they were so fearful and bothered by the fireworks that they left town.  Councilman Richard Silverman talked tough on fireworks. He says people using illegal fireworks should be fined thousands of dollars.

The shopping cart issue has dragged on for years. Hernandez wants Manteca Police to use strong-arm tactics whenever they see a poor person pushing a shopping cart with all of their worldly possessions.

But let’s be honest: The real eyesore around town is the condition of the streets and sidewalks. Take a good look at the intersection of Wawona and Union Road.

And when it comes to safety issues I can show code enforcement dozens around town. Issue after issue drags on and on. The back burner is full. The city staff needs to get busy and get things done.

Of course, the alley issue will now join the dog park issue and library issue. The back burner can’t take any more.

After the explosive device that injured six people near Sierra High, the council should wake up and drop fireworks. This no doubt won’t happen because of certain fundraising groups.

Fred Millner