Sedona Needs to Say YES to 410 and NO to ADOT
Sedona, AZ (October 25, 2011) – In the Oct 14 Editorial comment ” Guest perspectives” RRN states, “we will not print multiple guest perspectives by a single individual within a short period of time”, in that same editorial comment she states “Documents supporting any number or statistics must be provided”. I wonder how in the issue just previous on Oct 12, she would characterize the allowance for a FRONT PAGE article “89A will bankrupt the city”, giving the vice chairman of “Let the People Vote on 89A” the freedom to make unsubstantiated statements about $25 million of unfunded projects or who the “individuals that specialize in road costs” are? In the same issue the RRN gives another forum to the same individual that then make even more unsubstantiated comments about $60 million in 20 years and then goes on to use the now typical fear mongering about “more taxes”, “gamble with your and Sedona’s future”. Perhaps the RRN could set about the time honored duty of an editorial column and do some FACT CHECKING and not “just the facts” as the Editor’s note suggests on page 3A Oct 12th issue. I am pretty certain the statement of the obvious does not qualify in any journalistic circles as the final statement of the facts. It would be refreshing to have a real discussion as to the need for traffic calming efforts on 89A, which would be helpful to the business community and would add to the safety. Nothing thus far has addressed the real issue on this Freeway and that is TRAFFIC CALMING, not lights or signals. ADOT has no interest in calming methodology as that has never been the primary objective of any D.O.T. nationwide.If Sedona wants to make a business climate and safety corridor work it will do that without the interference of ADOT.
5 Caswell Dr, Sedona AZ