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Photo Show: The eyesore after the Dedication of National Park Drive

By Branson Hunter ♦ Twentynine Palms – Below are a series of photos taken several days ago. They will authenticate the neglected and critically needed infrastructure in the downtown area.

National Park Drive is an important addition to the city. However this city council has not been paying attention to critical needs of the city. The photos will also document unacceptably-neglected-dangerous infrastructure at confluence of SR 62 and NPD.

Misquite and SR 62 is the direct route to the post office for residents, travelers, pedestrians and wheelchair-bound folks. Dangerously neglecting infrastructure like this in the downtown area is unacceptable.

You know, there is a time for everything. A time to be born and a time to die, a time to be silent and a time to speak,  a time to keep and a time to throw away [Ecclesiastes 3 New International Version]

And there s a time for a change on the council this election year. The city’s streets and infrastructure are a manifest embarrassment — especially in the downtown area.  The focus of the city is to placating the special projects of five good but incompetent council members who stick together like glue. They demonstrate and practice loyalty to themselves and special friends but not taxpayers or the public.

It is not far amiss to say this city council have become sycophants for a small group of well-meaning cronies who have assisted at every opportunity to drown the city in a debt so unspeakable that no public or elected official will ever talk about it. 

I submit this city council will not be having an Candidate forums this year. That would expose them to the public, and having to answer embarrassing questions that have no answers. A dysfunctional city is one the does not make changes in it’s leadership when its leaders have turned a deaf ear to a city’s needs, and four councilmen who who have created more endless debt than the city has in reserve funds or total liquid assets!

This is a photo of National Park Drive and SR 62 after the June 24th dedication of National Park Drive and the city council paid a few hundred thousand to beautify the confluence of where NPD meets SR 62.

This is a photo of National Park Drive and SR 62 after the June 24th dedication. The council paid a few hundred thousand to beautify the confluence of where NPD meets SR 62. In the background (Center top) the goat sculpture by Temecula artist Ricardo Breceda.

 

 

The confluence of SR 62 and National Park Drive after the work was completed and didicated.

The confluence of SR 62 and National Park Drive after the work was completed and dedication.

 

Same location (SR 62 and National Park drive) looking West toward Adobe Rd.

Same location (SR 62 and National Park drive) looking West toward Adobe Rd.

 

Directly at SR 62 and Misquite. The main route to the post office from Adobe.

Photo taken at the confluence of SR  62 and Misquite. The direct route to the post office from.

 

 

Mesquite Road  looking

Mesquite Road looking from Adobe north to  the post office. This is the main street from SR 62 that goes directly to the post office. Wheelchairs, pedestrians and traffic traversel this downtown street regularly. . Those beautiful goat sculptures across the street are pretty but at the expense of this shameful fiasco. The city’s infrastructure is literally going to the dogs.

Oops.... speaking of dogs this is my dog and it does not belong here.

Oops…. speaking of dogs this is my dog and she doesn’t belong here.

 

It’s guarantee this city’s infrastructure will continue to deterioration and the plundering of city funds continues. The council as a whole did some good for the city. Now it’s time to clean up the city and invest in a badly neglected infrastructure because the entire council can’t see the trees through the forest. That a fact.

From Adobe and Misquite looking North to the post office.

From Adobe and Misquite looking North to the post office.

 

From Adobe on Misquite looking North  at the post office.

From Adobe on Misquite looking North at the post office.

 

Thanks you for your indulgence. Please vote. Please vote wisely. Have a good day.

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3 Responses to Photo Show: The eyesore after the Dedication of National Park Drive

  1. Dan OBrien

    Dan OBrien

    August 26, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Great Pictures. Nothing will ever get done, It has been that way since I’ve been here, 30+years.

    And to this very day when people are asked, “How do we get to the park?”

    The response is always 99.99%, “Go east to the blinking yellow light, that is Utah Trail and make a right.”

    They just don’t get it. Do they?

  2. Branson Hunter

    Branson Hunter

    August 26, 2014 at 9:48 am

    UPDATE. I just spoke to Cynthia at the Chamber. She discloses that the Chamber is talking about a forum. She also informed that the local radio station is sponsoring an Oct. 9 Candidate Forum at the city building called Theatre 29.

    Bet it these happen the public will not be able to directly ask questions of the candidates; to wit, HARRIS and MINTZ. The public will be buffered. The incumbents will be given managed questions.

    I’m presently taking bets, any challengers want to put up any cash?

  3. Paparrazi

    Paparrazi

    August 29, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Most of that stuff could be cleaned up with a small group of volunteers with shovels and rakes on a Saturday morning. I know, your thinking, hey we paid taxes for this, why should I do it? Well that would be a fair question but those of us who’ve paid green sticker money are used to the special tax being diverted to some other bloated government handout project. Were used to having to maintain the trail systems on our own because we know that we’ve been screwed but we would rather have good trails and repair them ourselves rather than wait for the government to fulfill it’s obligation. My advice, complain, complain and you will spend more time in trying to get the government to do right that just doing it right yourself.

    PS, love your dog pic…

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