I just read your article about the speeding issues within our city. ("Delaware leaders ponder resident's stop-sign request," Dec. 29.)

I live on Cobblestone Drive, and we too have had issues with the city wanting to install stop signs ($100 cost) to calm traffic. Instead, we've been told that "sidelines" ($15,000 cost), like the ones found on Hull Drive, will slow drivers through (what I can only interpret as) psychological warfare. Now, instead of living in a quiet subdivision in Delaware, I'll still end up having speeders -- and my street will have the obvious markings of a highway, complete with a speed detecting "scoreboard."

I've worked in the government, and when it comes to spending tax dollars, there seems to be a "use it or lose it" mentality.

Chris Johanson

Delaware