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All neighborhoods don't receive equal services
By Lou Ann Richardson


February 21, 2008

Must be nice to live on Jackson Street during heavy snow fall and have city crews come through hauling out massive amounts of snow and clearing out driveways. I've heard there's at least one city employee who lives on Jackson St., is that what it takes to get the extra effort?

I live in the back of Bear Valley and spent in excess of 8 hours shoveling through that weekend. The snow fall itself was plenty, adding to that, and more difficult to manage was the city crews coming back through plowing what then ultimately amounted to wet, icy, heavy snow from the block before you, back in front of the driveways. We too, were running out of places to put shoveled snow. We still have a great deal of snow and ice and I've not seen any city crews yet coming to help take some of it out of the streets.

While I understand residents need to be responsible for their driveways, finding out some neighborhoods get extra help from city crews is frustrating. We all could have used, and could still use the extra help.

Lou Ann Richardson
Ketchikan, AK

Received February 18, 2008 - Published February 21, 2008


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