What are we paying for?
But what about public safety?
Yes, we have our trusty police and firemen – that do a fantastic job. Fine.
But over the past couple days – I’ve heard a couple calls come in about traffic lights that are out around town (such as one at 8th and Washington). Each time, the response from dispatch was “There’s nothing we can do about it until they come back to work on Tuesday.”
Isn’t a traffic light designed to maintain vehicular order – and keep people safe? It’s like the last line of defense really… But with absent minded drivers and inept pedestrians – mixed in with traffic lights that don’t work – this is another disaster waiting to happen. This first started out not so bad – just a green light out (as in the video) – and was later reported Sunday night – that the red light was blown out too.
I think a broken traffic light should be the same priority as a broken manhole cover, sinkhole or any other public safety matter. To have to wait till vacation time is over is unacceptable.