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May 14, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Seattle’s street department

Put money in potholes, not pockets

“$800,000 to fix street dept.”? [page one, May 14] $515,000 already spent investigating, $150,000 for more consultants, $140,000 to resolve employees claims and more pending? This is tax money “well spent”?

I live on Camano Island, which is rural but has well-maintained roadways, and when I visit my aunt in West Seattle, across the West Seattle Bridge and up Fauntleroy to California Street, its like entering a Third World country. Fauntleroy is a disgrace to the city of Seattle.

What is going on with the maintenance of the roadways, mister big-bucks mayor? Put our money in the potholes instead of the consultants’ pockets.

I have been down this bumpy road too many times!

— Kip Goozee, Camano Island

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