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:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 28, 2016 07:34pm
what topics are up for discussion

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 28, 2016 02:41pm
Please read and consider our thoughts on widening Lee Drive.

1. Less expensive and less intrusive options should be done first.
A. A turning light on Lee and Hyacinth should be installed which would allow 10-15 seconds for drivers to turn left.
B. Lengthen the time the light remains green on Hyacinth and lessen the time the light remains red on Hyacinth. I observe the situation because of where our house is located near Lee. Cars line up on Hyacinth while cars on Lee continue with long time lengths (4 minutes) between red lights and short time lengths with red lights. This causes traffic to pile up on Lee all the way to Perkins. Come sit on my porch for a while and I’ll show you what it looks like.
C. If A and B don’t provide enough relief, then make turning lanes on Hyacinth and Lee. Lee doesn’t need to be 3-laned. Highland Road isn’t 3-laned the whole length of the road. The traffic issues on Lee are not due to drivers turning left onto side streets.

2. The traffic problem on Lee is caused by the bottleneck on College and Perkins. Much of the traffic on Lee is traveling to the interstate or to Corporate Blvd. Access to the interstate in BOTH directions as well as access to Corporate Blvd. is from the right lane on College which means that cars need to remain in the right lane to get onto the interstate. Adding lanes to Lee Drive will only create a greater bottleneck on College which is already almost unusable during many times of the day. College Drive and access to the interstate needs to be reworked and much of the traffic on Lee will be eased.

3. Solutions need to come from greater connectivity throughout the city, not creating massive swaths of pavement. When there is an accident on the interstate, Perkins Road is gridlocked because there are no other streets parallel to it that can share the traffic.

Southdowns is loosely based on the grid system which works to move traffic because it offers options for travel when there is an accident or road work. Residents need to understand that public streets are not private driveways. Drivers need to respect residential neighborhoods. Lowering the speed limits to 25 mph is a great idea. However, Hyacinth also needs to be lowered to 30. It is a residential street all the way from Meadowlea to Cedardale with ONE light business. Hyacinth is a substandard (narrow and with open ditches) road that is posted 35 mph. One comparison, Bawell St., is wide, curbed and guttered, connects two busy 4-laned roads and is posted 30 mph. Please lower the speed limit on Hyacinth and enforce it!

Reworking College Drive and creating more connectivity throughout the south part of Baton Rouge would help traffic in the area much more than widening Lee Drive. IF (after the less expensive work listed above is finished) it is still determined that Lee needs to be 3 lanes, then do it RIGHT or don't do it at all! Remember, we live here. We spend our lives and most of our money on our homes. Designing an aesthetic plan that won't create a freeway inches from resident’s front doors would go a long way toward receiving approval from the residents who live close to Lee Drive in Southdowns.

Thank you,
George and Valerie Hudson

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 28, 2016 06:41am
Website is wmarshmd.com

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 26, 2016 03:10am

Results from 1996 have been omitted, but there was a contested race that year, as the link above shows. In fact the Republican who ran in that race is now the Republican nominee this year in House District 8. I am hopeful the moderator will make these additions to the candidate link for Tom Gann (the GOP nominee) and the results displayed in on this particular webpage.

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 24, 2016 11:34am
i would like the address of alderman marvin pratts office and contact person

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 23, 2016 02:27pm
Smith's 1st term began on January 15th, 1963 to January 26th, 1965.

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 23, 2016 02:26pm
Smith's 2nd term began on January 26th, 1965 to January 17th, 1967.

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 23, 2016 02:25pm
Smith's 3rd term as Lieutenant Governor began on January 17th, 1967 to January 21st, 1969.


:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 23, 2016 02:24pm
Barnes' 1st term as TX Lieutenant Governor began on January 21st, 1969 to January 19th, 1971.


:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 23, 2016 12:11am
For an un-know and very little money that people show her support, based on her community involvement.

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 21, 2016 10:55am
A very dear friend sent me this message shortly befor passing away : I' like to find out if J. K. Becker is taking care of his daughter :
We had a very handicapped daughter who was not predicted to live in her condition for 20 years, she is now 48...
Beautiful child..but has no mobility at all...
Klaus lives in Omaha, he is a retired Major in the Air Force..we were married for a very long time and he gave me an alternative... to put Lisa away and never see her...........I told him to go take a walk...He has a home in Beverly Hills but lives in Nebraska.... - his mother was a very famous designer in Hollywood...

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 20, 2016 12:59pm
Keith's email is sirkeith17@hotmail.com

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 20, 2016 09:45am
I live on Eastern Avenue North of 53rd Street. The Veteran's Memorial Parkway heading towards the new Rhythm City Resort roadway is extremely dark at night even with high beams on. The traffic has increased significantly and there are drag racing both of cars and motorcycles on these two roadways. I hope the city has plans to have street lights installed due to public safety. I also note that Jersey Ridge road heading towards the new casino is also extremely dark at night. Again, due to public safety, street lights need to be installed in these areas.

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 19, 2016 10:35pm
I want to look at Georgia Amendment 2

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 17, 2016 09:22pm
ko'd 1991,1993 lsu baseball player and 97-98 all army super heavyweight boxing
champion in air force academy amateur
boxing matches back to a national soccer league

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 17, 2016 04:44pm
He died September 6th.

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 16, 2016 10:33am
The Down Syndrome Buddie Walk is Oct 2. This has grown to be a big event. Would you consider having someone hand out information or even Mr. O'Brain make an appearance? This event always has a great group of people. Just a suggestion. Terrie Abel

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 15, 2016 06:23pm
Isn't that a picture of Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-WV)?

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 15, 2016 03:32pm
The district never recovered after Leland's death.

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 15, 2016 03:31pm
Leland was previously elected to the TX House of Representatives, representing District 88 in 1972 & reelected in 1974 & again in 1976.

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 15, 2016 11:45am
I shuld of won but I lost insted.

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 13, 2016 08:47pm
All of us need to vote for Hillary!

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 13, 2016 10:52am
Well, the primary election is today!

Good luck!

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 13, 2016 03:26am
Sir i m big fan of you and when you visit india in 2007 you r come on my school you are gived the prize for the speech competition i m from arya sr.sec.school gharaunda (karnal)

:0Anonymous ( 0.00 points)September 12, 2016 11:03am
the web site is www.chasingalceehastings.com
how would you have known?

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