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Letter: Elected officials should not assume that ‘they know best’

Tom Jankovsky’s statement insisting that the $3 million to be spent on “road safety” at the so-called “Dead Man’s Curve” still does not sit well with the majority of Four Mile residents.

Elected officials should not assume that “they know best” and not listen to their constituents. We already have a president and Congress that behave this way, and it is becoming the norm.

Leave “Dead Man’s Curve” alone — as your tax-paying voters who actually use this road have requested — and spend it on more useful and less controversial “improvements.”

Straightening that part of the road means faster speeds and more danger, which has been stated more than once by many Four Mile residents.

A few solar-powered signs such as those found on Midland will more than suffice as a “fix” to keep speeds down, improve safety, and save millions of dollars of our money.

Dave Heyliger

Sunlight View

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