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I have lived in Corvallis since 1970 when it was a sleepy little town. The city government took care of the streets and sewers and sidewalks and everything in between. I have two points to make here that have been bothering me for some time now.

First: The streets. I can't believe how bad our streets are. Like Circle Boulevard in front of Safeway. It is so bad I can barely stand to drive it. There are many streets in bad shape. We just were railroaded into approving another tax bill "for the kids,", i.e. the pool, library, etc. Where is all the money going and why do we approve these increases when no money is spent on our streets and livability? If it's about Oregon State University, the city jumps and paints new lines on the streets and paves their portions. Where's all the paving money?

Apartments: Now we have 200 more apartments out west on Harrison. What about the increased traffic on that beautiful street? I propose that a light be installed at the road to the complex that takes it across the street through the pastures near the cow barns and connects up to the campus way path. I don't advocate for cars and buses, but some kind of inter-campus transport that would come directly out to these apartments and return with the residents by way of this internal "campus way" route. If not, just wait, pretty soon "they will advocate for taking down the trees on Harrison," again.

Jay Sorgen

Corvallis (July 4)

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