Is it in the best interest of the city of Durango to have dangerous and impassable roads because it is trying to save
money on a reduced snow-removal budget? It is truly shameful for a town the size of Durango to not maintain its
In the more than 50 years I have lived here, I have never seen the streets this neglected. After the mid-December
storm, the roads never really got plowed completely, and then the monster January storm just added to the
The city manager is setting a bad example here. Why should I or any business owner worry about the condition of our
driveways and walks when we see how horrible the rest of the town is? Look at Richard Drive.
I have seen people standing in busy roads, narrowly being missed by vehicles while waiting for the transit bus because
there is no plowed-out spot on the shoulders.
There is no snow removal in LeBlanc's plan this year. The snow is just being pushed from one place to another - and
that usually is in front of someone's driveway.
I dented my truck on its side because I had to move into an icy berm so an oncoming car could get past me. Is the city
going to pay for the damage? How many accidents have been caused by this neglect by LeBlanc? Maybe everyone who has
missed work because they couldn't get out of their driveways or been in an accident because of the road conditions can
file a class-action lawsuit against the city manager and the city of Durango. With LeBlanc's raise last year and the
money the city is saving on not plowing our streets, they can probably afford to pay up.
Let's ask for a new tax for snow removal and vote down taxes for the school district and the fire authority. The
Durango schools and fire department don't need more money because they have an awful lot of fat that can be trimmed.
Snow removal is just skin and bones now.
Jay Turner, Hermosa