Addressing a dangerous city street

I live on 118th Avenue Southeast, a street considered by all who live on it to be very dangerous.

What makes it so dangerous are the blind spots created by two hills that are only 200 feet apart. There are 11 homes that access the street in that blind spot area. They have no other way to go. They are virtually risking death every time they access the street.

We had very little traffic on 118th when it was a dead end street until they created an access to 118th from a huge housing development. Kids in cars race up and down the street side by side.

Finally, we met with the mayor.

I suggested speed bumps, photo enforced radar and just a sign that said, “Photo enforced.”

All we got from Mayor Backus was a deaf ear, a blind eye and a cold shoulder.

During the election, Deputy Mayor Largo Wales caught my attention. She talked about helping the people of Auburn. She talked about doing more for the senior citizens. She talked about helping the homeless. I called her, hoping I could meet her and tell her of the problem. She came right to my house and sat down and visited with my family. She asked me to petition the city for speed bumps. I got everybody on the street to sign it. Wales took it to City Hall. It was rejected by Mayor Backus.

Mayor Backus is definitely not for the people. Largo Wales is my choice for mayor. She “thinks” people.

– Larry Smith

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