In the April 4 edition of ThisWeek Upper Arlington News, the city of UA proudly announced the UA street work planned for 2013.

To the Editor:

In the April 4 edition of ThisWeek Upper Arlington News, the city of UA proudly announced the UA street work planned for 2013.

My, my. Looks like another case of "Lane Avenue and south of Lane Avenue" tunnel vision the city administration and city council habitually exhibit.

Were there any streets north of Lane included? One fine day, they ought to board a bus (with windows) and travel, for example, to the Upper Arlington main library on Tremont Road to see the atrocious and deplorable condition of the parking lot. (I'm told it belongs to the city.)

It's Pothole Alley, patched, repatched and an eyesore -- and a very bad public image the city should be ashamed of. Then proceed on Tremont Road from Kingsdale south to the intersection with Redding Road. Again, deplorable. Then take Redding Road north to the intersection with Zollinger Road. Guess what? Deplorable.

These three places are just examples of "north of Lane" needing immediate attention.

These people use the word "infrastructure" in nearly every back-patting release they make. Do they know what it means?

Where's the money coming from, they ask. How about the city doing some of the work that is contracted out every year so they don't have to do it? For example, I'm sure there are other avenues open to give priority to true infrastructure, not what they define it as.

If they would quit spending time with developers with every conceivable project they can dream up and face the realities citizens see, this city would be first class. Right now, it ought to hang its head in shame for the deplorable true "infrastructure" problems it has.

Paul O. Parsons
Upper Arlington