Cara Robbins: Wasteful sign could spark a revolt

January 5, 2014 

Wasteful sign could spark a revolt

The fire hydrant at Sonoma and Scenic was recently painted. No issues. The next day, a city truck arrived and a worker placed a round disc on the hydrant that reads, “City of Modesto property. Unauthorized use is theft.”

Seriously? What a colossal waste of money. We are laying off police officers and firefighters but the city has money to waste on these signs? No wonder Measure X failed. Even though the City Council said “trust us” on Measure X, this city proves – once again – how very fiscally irresponsible it is. Resident taxpayers need to revolt against government waste.

CARA ROBBINS

Modesto

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