February 11, 2016 at 7:22 a.m.
"Catch" more speeders is the wrong term. "Bill" more speeders is more accurate. That's all they're doing. Nothing for safety, nothing for taking impaired or unsafe drivers off the road.
“Officers are still making stops, but just for other things,” Ross said. “Speed is being handled more efficiently by camera enforcement, and it frees the officers to handle other issues.” - then why haven't crime statistics dropped significantly? Or even at all?
And, "Since the cameras started being used, the city “hasn’t had a serious injury or a fatal accident on 680,” Ross said." - Come on, David! Is Denise Dick ghost-writing for you? You're better than this. Give us some comparative figures. The cams have been in use for a few months. How many fatalities or serious injuries on that same stretch of road took place during the six months previous to the speed cams? What's the average over the past few years?
February 11, 2016 at 7:17 a.m.
Running the tap for FIVE MINUTES before every glass of water or cup of water for cooking or before brushing one's teeth? Who's going to pay for all that water? And, isn't this one heck of a waste of water?
February 11, 2016 at 7:01 a.m.
dhtj - the public employees pay a lot more toward theirs than the private sector does toward whatever their particular employer provides.
The real bottom line is deSouza is, for the millionth time, deliberately misleading people by only presenting half the facts.
February 10, 2016 at 7:31 a.m.
Safety must prevail, and the law must be upheld. If those people don't like it, why did they buy where they did in the first place? The road was open when they bought. And, they're free to move wherever they want. In fact, they can pool their resources and buy their own chunk of land, and make their own housing development, and make it as exclusive as they want.
February 9, 2016 at 7:15 a.m.
Boardman has been TALKING about a new fire station for the past 30 years. Canfield is doing something about their need for better fire coverage. Which one truly is the "Nice Place to Call Home"??
February 8, 2016 at 8:06 a.m.
I was hoping deSouza would write about the Great Water Fiasco, where the city is being sued by a half dozen private citizens over it's inability to keep the water department funds within the water department, instead throwing that money around wildly, and preparing to then raise the rates for the suburban customers who are already, pardon the pun, keeping the city afloat.
Instead, we get yet another diatribe on deSouza's envy of those who get something - a pension - that he does not.
February 7, 2016 at 8:49 a.m.
endthismess - the city is paying (through water department money) to demolish the buildings where the Wick Six auto dealers once stood. Why isn't the city billing the property owners? The Sweeneys, Barretts, Strausbaughs, and so on? That's just one example of the city wasting money.
February 6, 2016 at 2:34 p.m.
What, exactly, is a water/wastewater expense of an economic development project? I'm pretty sure it's not the construction of a parking lot, or the purchase of heavy equipment used to demolish houses, or any of the other things the city has spent water money on.
They're like little kids - they get away with it once, so they feel emboldened to do it again and again, more and more, bigger and bigger, until someone has to say something.
February 6, 2016 at 8:25 a.m.
Here comes the stonewalling from the city administration. If they truly cared about the city's finances, they'd settle NOW. They won't.
Here we go.
February 6, 2016 at 8:18 a.m.