I tried to give a friend a ride to work on Sunday. The street in front of my apartment was closed due to a road race. I needed to get out, but they wouldn't let me. I finally forced my way through only to be blocked by closed streets everywhere. I sat on J Street in gridlock for 30 minutes while runners had free access. My friend was late for work, written up and pay docked.
This is not the first time I've been blocked from access to the city streets I pay taxes to maintain. This Cow Town needs to get it's act together. Can you imagine a new downtown sports arena that no one can get to because the city has closed the streets for some stupid parade or for a bunch of joggers?
-- John Cochrane, Sacramento
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