Regarding the intersection of North Broadway and High, I have religiously attended every meeting since the inception of this controversy in December.

Regarding the intersection of North Broadway and High, I have religiously attended every meeting since the inception of this controversy in December.

I also have attended all of the task force meetings and kept close track of the minutes and outcomes of those meetings.

Last evening (Thursday, July 23) the task force presented to the community a "Complete Street" plan, seeking comment on the plan. What was very clear to me is that there is no consensus on the widening of the intersection of North Broadway and the adding of a left (turn) lane, regardless of whether there is a longer term plan to install a modern roundabout.

What struck me most, however, was the clear community consensus concerning the proposed roundabout at North Broadway and High. While many questions remain to be answered, the community has spoken. The task force, based on community feedback, should present the CAC (Clintonville Area Commission) with a recommendation that the CAC request the city to issue an RFP (request for proposal) to evaluate the feasibility of a roundabout at North Broadway and High.

The left lane/widening issue must be set aside until this question has been answered.

The community has spoken and it is my sincere hope that the task force and CAC choose to respect what they have heard.

Cindy Colucy
Clintonville


'Democratic process' being ignored in intersection debate

As a resident of North Broadway, not too far from the intersection of Broadway and High, I continue to be disheartened by the lack of interest the "representatives" of this community, namely the Clintonville Area Commission, seem to have in my voice and the voice of the other 700 plus individuals who openly oppose the widening of North Broadway and adding of a left (turn) lane.

It seems no matter how many meetings I attend, no matter how many times I speak out, that my comments are met with a condescending attitude. I am frustrated by a "process" that is supposedly democratic, but seems to favor the very few over the many.

I had truly hoped that the unique solution of a roundabout, developed by the Broadway and High task force, could be a win-win for the entire community so that we could finally end this long and divisive conversation about the left lane.

This is not what a "democratic" process is supposed to be about. It will be a sad day for this community if the task force does not ... take the input heard and recommend that the CAC ask the city to further explore the roundabout. Until that work is completed, there should be no further discussion about the left turn lane.

Mary Ann Janssens
Clintonville