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I think the streets by design are used to carry water as a sewer. If you have watched any of the street construction such as Airline, Navarro, Ben Jordan, Ben Wilson and now Laurent, the streets are lowered by at least two feet from the original street. If you don't understand, take a look at the Laurent construction. Look at were the old road bed is and where the new one is. It is at least two feet lower. This allows a super sewer when it rains. Just because you drive in the sewer, that's your problem.
C'mon I've lived in Victoria a long time and never seen this kind of damage from heavy rain. I think they need to fire these city engineers because if they can't figure out how much leeway they need for a turn in the road, they don't deserve the job, we have to pay someone from out of town to tell them how much is needed...just like the lights on Rio Grande, try to get through Bridge St. and Main if your traveling east, isn't gonna happen...where's the guy in charge of that, sitting behind a desk doing nothing.....why don't we just pay somebody from out of town to run the city, they probably would do a better job than all these slackers we have....oh yea clear out the drains and we wouldn' have had this problem.
Don't worry too much about the $750,000 storm damage. Rick Perry will be here soon with a sack of money. He's already handed out tax-payer money in Palacios and Cuero this year. It doesn't seem to bother him that Texas has a budget deficit of $15 BILLION. In my opinion, Rick Perry is a phoney conservative! I am still angry with him for his executive order vaccinating pre-teen girls for a sexually-transmitted disease, but that's another story.
Just throw some more hard earned tax dollars at it...that will fix the problem, right?! I wish I could find the money to fix my leaking roof! But, instead it will be fixing roofs that CRIMINALS lie under.................OH, and towards "beautifying a downtown that NO ONE really goes to...LOL...LOL Go figure!!!!!
Someone help me understand how this works--
We can earmark, what was it, 9 million dollars for a road to a location that already has a perfectly good road to it in case someone wants to expand their University out there, but we have to ask the federal government for maybe $750,000.00 for flood damaged public property?
Maybe the CVB can use their $750,000.00 to urge folks to buy rubber boots for a rainy day.