City of Eugene replacing stops signs because the old stop signs just said "stop".

You tax dollars well spent.

I noticed a City of Eugene truck parked outside of my house, (and I don't even live in the Eugene city limits) I went outside to see what was going on and the driver said that the city was replacing all the stops signs with new stop signs even though there was nothing wrong with the old stop signs.
What a great choice to make us all feel safer - replace stop signs instead of keeping criminals in jail.

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Guy says ... on Saturday, Feb 2 at 10:35 PM

It's hilarious there's a drive to get "serious answers" and call out a "waste" of taxpayer dollar, but the fact is you have made no effort to figure out "why" the sign was replaced. Guess who is being judgmental? Do your research before complaining.

Kim says ... on Saturday, Jan 26 at 6:56 PM

No problem, nkboyd. I am amazed at how people have forgotten how to listen! By the way, if you like you could take all that information to the local town hall meeting, city officials, and our local congressman and get some straight answers.

nkboyd says ... on Saturday, Jan 26 at 9:26 AM

The sign was IN PERFECT CONDITION when it was replaced, the original post still stands. There was NO accident. Even if there had been an accident it doesn't explain why they replaced ALL of the signs in the neighborhood. Sheesh.

citizen says ... on Saturday, Jan 26 at 8:27 AM

I'm usually one of the first to criticize gov.spending and waste. In this case the stop sign post had been knocked down by a vehicle. The city does not replace signs for no reason or to justify jobs. Loss of Reflectivity,graffiti,or damage primarily.

nkboyd says ... on Thursday, Jan 24 at 10:36 PM

Thank you to Kim and Themom for restoring my faith that there are people concerned about how our taxes are spent.

Kim says ... on Thursday, Jan 24 at 8:15 PM

Thank you, Themom. I wanted to say that everyone is entitled to their opinion, and insulting others does not make you look intelligent. Being that it is OUR tax dollars at work here, we have every right to be heard on how our money is to be spent.

themom51 says ... on Thursday, Jan 24 at 6:16 PM

Guy should not be sitting in judgement on the opinions of others. It was sufficient to point out the cost of materials and number of signs but went too far with his second "comment." BTW, since when is $35,200 "not enough money to hire anyone?"

nkboyd says ... on Thursday, Jan 24 at 5:03 PM

There was no crash on my corner, the old sign and post were in perfect shape. The person changing the sign said it was a "routine" job. I'm guessing "Guy" works for the city. No self-respecting tax payer would defend this blatant waste of money.

neighbor says ... on Thursday, Jan 24 at 4:39 PM

Actually, if you were up earlier in the day you would have seen that a car crashed into the old stop sign in the middle of the night and it was completely ripped from the ground and crumpled up.

Guy says ... on Wednesday, Jan 23 at 10:53 PM

This is not an "excellent point" rather, it's ridiculous "logic." Is "nkboyd" qualified to make a call on a "perfectly good" stop sign? Probably not. Rather, they're an armchair QB w/ a perception that $$ can be taken from anywhere to pay anything.GJ

Guy says ... on Wednesday, Jan 23 at 10:49 PM

Typically it costs between $30 and $110 dollars to replace a stop sign. City of Eug. typically replaces about 320 signs of all kinds each year. Combining those max figures would cost $35,200. Not enough money to hire anyone or reopen a jail wing.

Kim says ... on Wednesday, Jan 23 at 4:41 PM

Excellent point...wonder how much it's costing to replace those "needed" signs?

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