Spokesman-Review Letters to the editor
Worst streets in the West

I read Larry Todd’s letter (“Patching streets isn’t enough”) in last Friday’s Review with great interest. He asks why we cannot have “streets like ‘normal’ cities have.”

Hear, hear, Mr. Todd! Recently my wife and I returned from a 3,500-mile trip through seven Western states. Interestingly enough the absolute worst driving conditions we found were upon our return home to Spokane. Why would a city that experiences the extremes in temperatures that ours does not have the wherewithal to keep our streets in decent repair? You would think that this would be a priority. Perhaps then folks like myself and Mr. Todd wouldn’t question why it is we present a second-rate image to our citizens and visitors alike.

Michael Paul

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