Palo Alto hasn’t even taken care of its streets.
My nomination for the worst road in Palo Alto is Waverley Street in old Palo Alto, especially in front of Gamble Garden between Embarcadero Road and Churchill Avenue.
I say this because I travel over that road every day enroute to the downtown, and as I near Embarcadero the road is like a washboard (remember those?), full of patches and potholes. My car goes up and down as I bump along. For the past three years I have been wondering when it would get repaired, and I am still wondering.
Former City Auditor Sharon Erickson reported two years ago that Palo Alto was some $28 million behind in road repairs. A lot of the street money was diverted to other uses, she said. It’s time to divert money back to street repairs.
I know there are a lot of other roads around town that also need resurfacing. What are your problem roads? Send me your sanswers and I will take them directly to Public Works.
Our council’s priorities this year were building a new public safety building and getting voter approval on building a new library; environmental protection; civic engagement and economic health.
Wouldn’t it be nice if road repairs were a priority?