Tuesday, November 9, 2010
CM PRESS # 312
At a time when Costa Mesa is going broke, the City Council is considering spending bushels of dollars on bike trails.
The CM PRESS has looked at the staff reports on this subject. Maybe we missed this someplace in the dense paragraphs of bureaucratic double-speak, but we didn't see any stats about how many bicyclists might be served.
Are we spending big bucks for just a few bicyclists? We don't know without more data.
This just looks like more busy work to keep staff fully employed with a feel good project that won't give us the most bang for the buck.
The photo above is of a bike trail in another city.
In cities with gangs, this is often the way bike trails quickly look. You do know that according to the CMPD, Costa Mesa has 7 Latino gangs, don't you? And, you do know that the proposed Costa Mesa bike trails will be in some areas where those gangs are especially active.
The CM PRESS has a better idea: How about we get rid of the gangs by thinning out the slums, and then maybe consider bike trails?
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Proficiency of Black Students is Found to be far Lower than Expected
Yet another article that just can't admit genetic differences exist not only in easily seen external characteristics of different peoples but also in the unseen inner things. This article almost admits that genes matter, but then pulls back.
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