Avenue directly -- the others are on private driveways or a private
road -- we all use Highland many times daily as the access street to
our homes and will certainly be affected by the humps. Despite this,
none of the residents above Highland were contacted by either the
petition gatherers or the city. The first notification we had was the
announcement in the Glendale News-Press that pending funding, the
city had approved the humps. I immediately called the city and spoke
to the engineer in charge of the Highland project, and was told that
because our homes would not have humps in front of them, and because
the city had a limited amount of money to spend on postage, we had
not been contacted. My response to this was a hearty laugh.
I realize the installation of humps on Highland is a "done deal,"
but I question whether the city had a legal responsibility to inform
all the Highland residents above Kenneth of the proposed installation
I will definitely now be using surrounding streets and I suspect
many others will be also.
Could learn a thing
or two from reading
Cal Booth's letter in Monday's Glendale News-Press ("Not certain
about foreign aid for victims") is misleading.
He states that that he's signing stacks of thank you notes in
anticipation of their overwhelming donations. Apparently he does not
read the Los Angeles Times on a regular basis. In brief, a recent
article was about the irony of the situation -- how a foreign
newspaper screaming headlines "Just Like Haiti" in Mexico City but
the expressions of sympathy were mixed with a worldwide sense of
amazement and disgust at the failure of American authorities to
effectively deal with the crisis.
Brazilian newspapers were asking, "The world asks how the
Americans were able to take food and water so quickly to remote
Indonesia and cannot save New Orleans." Pledges of help came from
more than 50 nations, including oil from Venezuela, generators from
Japan and cash from Australia. Even impoverished Sri Lanka made a
$25,000 donation, a gesture in recognition of Americans' response to
last year's tsunami.