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Wed, Oct. 23

Traffic committee worked hard on recommendations; Pulaski belittled them

In reply to your opinion article, "Transportation committee's speed limit plan has a few potholes," for the Chino Valley Review's Wednesday, March 21 publication: Mr. Pulaski, I believe the responsibility of a reporter is to report factual information. Diligent effort must be given to researching and interviewing to arrive at an accurate article. Reporting inaccurate information tarnishes one's credibility.

Mr. Pulaski, calling "civic-minded volunteers" yoyos is not only distasteful but extremely unprofessional. These yoyos consist of private citizens, chief of police, director of public works, and a town council member. We donated and dedicated significant time and energy to identify and make constructive and positive recommendations to the town council how to effectively move traffic in a reasonable, prudent and safe manner with the least amount of negative impact on the rural nature of our community.

The police department's involvement was to explain state statutes, and public works, for their engineering expertise.

We realize you can't satisfy everyone all the time, but at the very least agree to disagree. At times we did disagree, the most reasonable solution came through open dialogue and compromise. There was no name-calling; we did get along because there was a long-term goal involved – our community – our home.

The committee members were cognizant of others. We tried to think and be appraised how we would feel about the recommendations and ultimately the decisions that would be made, and how we would be affected.

There are roadways in our community that are used every day – but are county roads. The Town of Chino Valley has historically had no jurisdiction of parts of the Outer Loop and Reed roads.

There are a wide variety of roads in our community each with their specific problems – hills, curves, cattle-guards, ingress and egress, dirt zones, parks, senior center, town complex, heavily traveled roadways, and not so heavily traveled roads. All of these factors, along with state statutes, town statutes, engineering rules and regulations were researched and studied before any recommendations were made.

As requested by our town council, significant commitment, time and energy were spent by all the committee members to complete the task assigned. The Chino Valley Traffic Committee would have been delighted to provide information, and answer any questions you might have had.

In what could have been an informative and positive article, Mr. Pulaski, you have managed to belittle and insult civic-minded volunteers.

Mr. Pulaski, you spout a plethora of pathetic dribble, chucked full of your own potholes. Maybe by a miracle and getting your facts straight, there might be hope for you!

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