In the notes to the recent city commission meeting, the lead transportation engineer announced that Fowler Road will be built. This, of course, raises questions about the purpose of this forum. Is it just theater? The comments are decidedly against a four-lane connector road, removal of the mature trees, submerging of the existing creek, and removal of the quiet and well-used walking path. If the forum really can impact the project, then the city would reconsider or scale back plans for the connector.
How can the community push back about decisions that, according to the lead engineer, have already been made? Can we circulate a petition? Contact members of the city commission or the mayor? Aside from expressing our displeasure in this forum, what concrete steps can we in the community take to stop this egregious project?