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Recently Dishonest Don took credit for being “very strict on commercial airlines,” so there were no commercial airline passenger deaths in the U.S. last year. For that matter, he should take credit for all the crash deaths that didn’t happen back to 2009, when Barack Obama was last letting planes fall right out of the sky. We flew to Connecticut last year and didn’t crash or die. Thanks, Mr. President.

Pocket Man’s cold, clammy grip of strictness hasn’t yet trickled down to the coal industry, where more deaths occurred than in 2016, nor to the gun industry, which had a banner year for mass shootings, soon to be improved with silencers, bump-stocks, and concealed-carry for all.

In his unwitting way though, O.H.M. did claim that a little government regulation can improve safety and well-being. Hmm.

D.C. GALLOWAY

Sebastopol

A city failure

EDITOR: Kudos to Doug Gibson for his letter questioning the “work” on Stony Point Road (“Unending project,” Monday). As a registered civil and structural engineer, I also question the progress. Welcome to the world of lowest bidder.

Gibson questions project management. The real project management on this fiasco is the city of Santa Rosa. The city writes the checks, and I suspect it isn’t holding the contractor’s feet to the fire to get this work done in an expeditious manner.

I was told by the city that the work would be completed by November 2017. Granted, we had a brutal winter last year, so I cut some slack there. But come on. Money shouldn’t be the issue. It should have been in place on awarding the contract. What’s the excuse? Given the recent weather, it should have been a beehive of activity out there. Nope.

I drive down this road often, and most times I see a lack of manpower. Often, there are six or seven guys on a 1½-mile project.

The weather has been perfect for paving, so why hasn’t it been done in the areas that are ready, such as south of North Point Parkway to Hearn Avenue?

This project is grossly over schedule and obviously poorly run. Shame on the city.

GREGG GRUBIN

Santa Rosa

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