Next Tuesday are elections here in mid-Missouri. Ever since moving here I had this feeling of unease about the unreasonably wide sidewalks and pedways and the large number of parks in neighboring Columbia while our roads are dangerously crowded. I did not move into rural America just to sit in traffic jams – well, the locals call them traffic jams. So I am pleased to report that there is a candidate for 2nd Ward Council, challenging incumbent Chris Janku in the upcoming election, who has understood this problem and made it his priority: Brian Toohey. I quote from his ad in today’s Columbia Daily Tribune:
Back To Basics. Our roads are dangerous and lack capacity. But we have 10ft pedways and 6ft sidewalks and parks galore. Chris Janku has had 5 terms… 15 years to make our roads better… It’s time for a change.