2 people shot in JC December 22, 2014
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The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is a six-member bipartisan board that governs the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Commission members are appointed for a six-year term by the governor and are confirmed by the Missouri Senate. No more than the three commission members may be of the same political party.
MoDOT's director and secretary to the commission are appointed by the commission.The director is responsible for all other employee appointments and hirings.
I don't understand why they can't haul off the brush, clean it up, and plant grass seed. How hard is that? Instead, they go in and do some work and leave the carnage for us to see for years. The state health lab is a good example of that too. The old Viet's Restaurant lot on Mo Blvd.
Grass seed is not that expensive.
Mo-DOT needs some common sense and a citizens oversight commission, not these political hacks who don't care about anything except their next re-election.
JCTV has been a failure ever since it started. It has been nothing but trouble. Quit wasting time and money and just pull the plug. Good riddance.
Time to work on real issues. Quit drinking the mayor's koolaide. Stand up to these people and take back our city. That is why we elected you people.
Reduce the workweek to 36 hours and hire more people. Get rid of welfare by giving people a JOB. Let the ones who work get a break and not work so hard.
If there are not enough jobs to go around, and some folks are working 60 hours a week trying to keep up, and lots of other folks are sitting at home watching TV and need to be fed, then share the available work and give everyone a job. Give the overworked people a break, and get the lazy slugs working again.
Why is this so hard?
Maybe we can blame Jefferson City's higher gasoline prices on the pork virus.
Somebody's crazy wet dreams that will never come true again....
Whatever happened to COMMON SENSE and TAKING CARE OF EXISTING REAL PROBLEMS?
Speaking of weeds- Why doesn't the city enforce the weed ordinance at A-1 Small Engines? That place is all grown up in weeds and brush again. It is a huge eyesore on the East Side. Why doesn't the city go in and cite them for the weeds, the building code, the electrical code, and make them clean it up or else condemn it and tear it down.
We know where the problems are in this town, but the City Hall refuses to do anything about them. Meanwahile, they are so eager to issue parking tickets and set up speed traps to harrass citizens and make more money, but they do nothing to help clean up the blight and ghetto looking stuff around town. We got laws on the books- why doesn't the City enforce them? What do we pay those people for?
Take some Pride and clean up this mess. Get those apartments down on Dunklin torn down and clean up that mess and sow some grass seed! Tear down that house on West McCarty across from the Truman Building. Tear out those abandoned foundations there. Clean up the lot where the Health Lab used to be. Sow some grass seed! Make things look nice!
The old Germans who used to live here had pride and kept things neat and tidy. Now this city looks like a trash heap blighted ghetto in many areas. City Hall needs to do its job and enforce these laws.
Every year it just gets worse and worse. We know where the problems are, but the City ignores them. Must be good-old boy club back scratching going on herre, because they sure do pick on people who are not in the good ol boy club.
You are right on all these points.
Dunklin has been a bucking bronco street for years, and even though the city patched many concrete sqares, those patches are a rough as the rest of the road. Dunclin needs milling from Clark Avenue to Madison.
Jefferson from the Expressway to Capitol is a rough road too. Most of the streets uptown are getting very rough. Instead of buying all these pickups and SUVs, Jefferson City ought to buy a milling machine and fix these rough roads.
BTW: It is time once again to complain to someone about the weeds in the roudabouts down by the high school and out by the new Walmarts. The weeds are very tall and have taken over the roundabout by the high school. Just as predicted and experienced every year since, nobody takes care of this stuff and it all goes up in weeds and looks like hell.
You just pointed out the 800 lb gorilla in the room! The overpass is not needed.
I would rather have a third lane on 50 West from the trilevel to 179. A third lane on each side of the "expressway from Washington to Clark would help a lot too.
Why are they building an interchange at Lafayette anyway? Clark Avenue and Monroe are never that busy.
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