Editor, Ceres Courier,
A controversial stop sign -- that red eight-sided beacon of safety on our streets that's sole purpose is to irritate both ‘Citizens of Ceres'? A lawsuit? Oh yes, it's Fowler Road, the residential area of Sheri and Rick. Per the article on Sept. 4, it took years of citizens pleading with the City Council to get the stop sign installed to slow traffic on the busy street. Ms. Jacobson agrees that speeding is a problem on her portion of Fowler road -- but the stop sign "is likely to increase speeding." What? This street is described as a primary collector street and a main route and during an enforcement campaign, police wrote 52 traffic citations in 40 days for at least 10 mph over the limit. Your answer to the stop sign is to install driver feedback signs instead of the stop signs? I don't even know what that is. Sounds more confusing and unsafe than a stop sign.
Mr. Jolley says the stop signs will have noise, traffic and safety impacts which have not yet been evaluated-again , what? What noise does a stop sign make? Would you rather have the noise and traffic of the fire trucks and ambulances that come to tend to a child that was hit by one of those speeding cars? He says motorists tend to disregard unwarranted stop signs. I don't know about the rest of the folks, but I tend to stop at stop signs. That's kind of lame, Mr. Jolley.
Ms. Jacobson, you are right; you should use your energy, and your obvious copious amount of time towards a real community problem--try to help in some way besides suing. If this street is so unsafe, I hear the real estate market is picking up, maybe it's time for you to do the same. It's getting tiresome.