EDITOR: The road on which I travel is famous, as we hold the Road Warrior blog's title: "Worst Road in Sonoma County." Even with that, we have not been able to get Lichau Road repaved. Our neighbors think they already pay enough taxes and shouldn't have to pay more for their road to be repaired, but the county and the supervisors tell us there is no money and that they are only able to maintain 219 miles out of 1,300 miles that run through this majestic place. The rest of the roads will be abandoned and eventually ground into gravel. This doesn't make sense to us, and we are clear we want to place our vote in the upcoming election where it will count.
Our neighborhood organization, Save Lichau Road, which has more than 250 residents, is endorsing Joanne Sanders for 1st District supervisor. Sanders plans to raise money for roads by reducing salaries and benefits by 10 percent, which would bring together about $50 million that could go toward preserving our roads. She is down to earth in her approach and wants to look at where the money is going and how to allocate it appropriately. Bravo. It's time to take action.