I want to make sure you are aware of the proposed changes for Lindsey St between SW 24th and Berry. I am concerned that promises and specific representations were made about the scope and nature of the project before the bond election, namely a widening Lindsey and solving the Lake McGee flooding.
Currently a proposal to narrow Lindsey to two lanes and to install roundabouts is being discussed. Like many things there are competing experts and views. Our staff says this will not work. Some say common sense tells you it will not work, while land use planners say it would transform Lindsey for the better.
Just as with the Speed Humps, some will love it other hate it. I am concerned that it will divide us as we face the huge problems of water supply and waste water expansion. Changing something so dramatically after it was approved by voters is at least divisive.
We also risk loosening federal funds which provide and 80% Federal to 20% local match. Much is at stake and no public information meetings have been held by the City to discuss this.
We meet this Tuesday night at 5:30 to discuss this and give staff direction. I don’t feel right about making a decision to change something which was voted on by the public without extensive public debate and input.
I am asking you to please get informed and tell the City Council what you think about this proposal.