An example from Oxford is Edith Avenue, which needs to be expanded so that it’s safe for school-time traffic.
The Oxford City Council’s decision this week to approve an agreement with state agencies for improvements to Edith Avenue was long overdue. Star archives overflow with stories dating as far back as 2006 that document residents’ concerns and parents’ fears about possible wrecks from C.E. Hanna School traffic.
Those same stories document two different city council’s attempts to secure additional funding for the project and former councilmen’s frustrations with City Hall’s earlier reluctance to address Edith Avenue’s needs.
Chalk it up to the nuances of government. Even the routine and mundane can move at a snail’s pace.
The good news is that Edith Avenue’s renovations will begin later this year. That’s politics — and progress, too.