Map This

Thank you, Independent staff, for reporting on the City Council’s agreement to study how “directional signs” can better guide residents and visitors to destinations of interest. A quarter-million of our city’s money to, at most, investigate if this is indeed needed! This would only lead to more unnecessary spending. Let’s just stop at the $42,692 already spent on new street signs. That was great. Gee, thanks.

The fact is that nearly all residents and visitors walk around with smart phones, tablets, or maps. They have a plan and know where they want to go and how to get there. We all are pretty much very intelligent people. I have never run into somebody who is stupefied and confused by our street names, nor the layout of Santa Barbara.

The City Council needs to find a better way to spend its budgetfunds or save it for a rainy day. I am fully determined not to vote for any current councilmembers next election if this is the spend-thrifty way they think and act.

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