Why a light on La Cadena... Have you ever tried to turn there... That is why.
All of Us who travel between Colton and Grand Terrace will do so much safer IF there is a light at La Cadena and Barton Road. This is a good place to collaborate if the city has to pitch in some funds, it may well be your life saved by putting a light at this intersection. La Cadena is traveled nearly daily by our driving youth going to CHS. This alone is reason we should want a light at that intersection. How about the CHS Buses that use this road daily.
Here is a Radical Idea: How about making GT a Electric Golf Cart Friendly City? Reduce the speed on Barton and Mt. Vernon to 35 MPH which is most likely the speed the lights will be set to. IF we were a Golf Cart Friendly City, we would do more shopping and restauranting in town. We would be causing less noise, wear and tear on the roads, and less smog from stop and go use of combustion engines. You can legally ride a horse through town, why not a LEV or NEV or Electric Golf Cart?
Why, well as long as Mt. Vernon and Barton Road have a posted speed limit of 45 mph, LEV, NEV, and Golf Carts can not use these major roads. However, Horses, goat carts, bikes, pedestrians, and mopeds can use these roads dividing the community. Progress is not always equal to Speed.
Swampers will Come!!! Wow... What is a Swamper???
I was informed a Swamper is a day laborer or casual laborer (may even be a union member) who is available to assist in the unloading of semi trailers). They are not "regular" employees and are often hired by the driver, not the company or in the case of the speakers concern, Fiesta Markets, whom is allegedly going to back fill into the soon to be abandoned Stater Brothers warehousing Operations On Barton Road, just out of town.
First a word on Fiesta Market... Oh... Great salsa, tortillas, and produce better than Stater's. However, I prefer Cardenas Market's vegetables and prices.
As far as their operations and "Swampers" this is an issue for a Union Organizer to take on, not the City Council. However, IF the behavior of Swampers is illegal while they visit Grand Terrace they should be arrested and dealt with on the basis of the specific violation, not their "Job".
Folks who work hard should be paid well, and treated well. I think we should ask ourselves where in Grand Terrace or Colton can these hardworking folks afford to live? Well, not in Grand Terrace, we think low income is the same as low life, criminal. We in Grand Terrace avoid a mixed income population where everyone is respected for the contribution they make to the community. Dog Washer to Dentist. Trash Man to Teacher. Mother to Mechanic. All should be respected. Swamper to Surgeon.