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Why Haderlein is Wrong

Dear Steve

You stated in your email “Pasadena has no control over South Pasadena’s streets.” but you are wrong. If South Pasadena closed Orange Grove Blvd. and wouldn’t allow cars from Pasadena on it at all would we have “no control?” So why is it that they can cut the size of the southbound lanes by 50% and you claim that we have no control.

Maybe there are other reasons that the Pasadena City Council choses not to fight this restriction of traffic but “no control” is not one of them.

About five years ago I was told by city officials that South Pasadena closed one of the southbound lanes on Orange Grove because of safety issues related to the collapse of a retaining wall. There was no indication that the lane would stay closed. Now it is permanently closed. By allowing this traffic retriction you and the Pasadena City Council have not acted in the best interests of the majority of the people of Pasadena.


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  • Andrew November 20, 2006, 12:22 am

    “Whoever makes two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together” – Johnathan Swift

    As a frequent commuter on Orange Grove Ave., I am disgusted by this latest display of hubris and elitism by South Pasadena. It is not how neighbors should act, and our elected officials have the responsability to hold them to account for their shameful actions. So, if you can make two lanes where only one was before, you will do more essential service to your community than the whole race of politicians. Keep it up.

  • Simon November 20, 2006, 7:30 am

    Thanks for the comment. I really like the Johnathan Swift quote. of course the “whole race of politicians” is a pretty low bar.

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