The recent article in the newspaper (Albany Democrat-Herald, Feb. 2) was about current problems plaguing our city streets. This problem did not just crop up. It has been an ongoing problem for years. Now it is a big problem! Sure, it is because our city government has elected to ignore it while spending millions on a carousel and streetscape project that provides benefits for only a few, while the money should have been directed toward city streets and sidewalks.
There are those who will say it comes from different areas of the city budget. Lets face it, its all tax dollars, no matter how you see it. Just don't neglect doing street work for years in hopes of holding us all hostage for expense and wide-ranging repairs. Tell me, would you manage your home repairs like that?
Be responsible and prudent with our dollars!
Albany (Feb. 5)