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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tax not impacting frequented streets

  •   Dear Editor, ...
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    Dear Editor,

    I saw the city manager on TV the other night saying streets are the first impressions that visitors have of a city. If that is the case Pittsburg fails miserably. North Broadway is like driving on a washboard. South Broadway is probably used more by visitors than any other street in Pittsburg.

    Try driving down that street without hitting a hole. Joplin Street is just as bad maybe worse. Sales tax money is now being used to pave Water and Highland. I am sure not a lot of visitors use those streets, I am not saying they probably aren't bad but it looks as if the main streets should be done first. Last year West 10th was paved from Walnut to Catalpa, maybe 10 cars a day use that street. North Elm and North Locust around the Lincoln School Development are wore down to the brick and water stands everywhere. why would anyone want to buy one of the houses being built there when you can hardly get down the street? It looks as if sales tax money isn't being used in the best possible way. The sales tax will be up for renewal in the near future. Why should the sales tax be renewed when presently the money isn't being spent wisely?

    Bob Torbett

    Pittsburg

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