Gary Maier 
Member since Jul 14, 2017

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Re: “What's up with Caltrans?

The minimal amount of work and energy that has been put into making highway 41 safe over the last 30 years is disturbing. For a state with one of the largest economies in the world it is extremely disappointing to me that CA wastes billions of dollars every year just paying government debt but we can't find the money to fix what has been known as "Blood Alley" for decades. Over the last few years they have made some attempts and it has gotten better, but still much more needed to make the road safe and WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG?? We all need to hold the state more accountable for their spending on infrastructure and other major functions.

Posted by Gary Maier on 08/16/2018 at 11:19 AM

Re: “What's up with Caltrans?

What about the Los Osos Valley Road overpass? What a waste! When they originally built it circa mid 80's I remember thinking that they should have made the bridge much wider and they'll soon be back. Guess what, they should have and they did. How much did they spend this time to widen the bridge? I don't know, but I'm sure it was in the tens of millions or maybe hundreds of millions. During construction they worked on the off-ramp from the north and, for some unknown reason tore up the road completely, dug a big hole, and constructed this piece of concrete that currently lies under the road that was basically the size of a large school bus. No one knows what that is for then they didn't change the ramp one bit! Why didn't they create a right-hand turn lane when coming from the south? It's obvious that they don't really want traffic to flow too quickly as those who want to turn right are backed up sometimes hundreds of feet awaiting for those who want to turn left to move. Additionally, the on-ramp heading south is no un-natural that most people don't spend the energy to stay within the lines so the lines are basically worn away and non-existent at this time. I heard that CA spends 5x times more money per mile then TX, but we're not getting our money's worth. Guess what, that $5B gas tax should help fix things, right?

Posted by Gary Maier on 08/16/2018 at 9:43 AM

Re: “The real problem

Barbie, I'm sorry but maybe you should expand your media consumption somewhat as well. Seriously, where have you been living? Since Trump was elected the CA Democrats have been pushing laws that put illegal aliens ahead of citizens and protecting them from deportation. And yes, that's AFTER they break the law. You don't think the Democratic leaders of lie? I think it's time for you to wake up, because apparently you are really not understanding what's going on in California or national politics.

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Posted by Gary Maier on 06/07/2018 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Tenborg attorney files response in CalCoastNews libel appeal

I have known Charles for over 25 years and truly believe him to be one of the most honest, intelligent, and hard working people that I've ever met. I sincerely hope that CalCoastNews does the right thing, learns from their mistakes, and is able to move on with the highest degree of truth in their reporting.

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Posted by Gary Maier on 06/07/2018 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Unhappy SLO

San Luis Obispo is just an example of what's going on all over California. High taxes and housing costs lead to everything being more expensive. You can purchase a lb. of hamburger for less than $2 other places and the same product is well over $4 here. $2.7 Trillion economy and the highest taxes in the nation coupled with the highest poverty rate and now the lowest quality of life and it's easy to conclude that the politicians in California have failed us. If you keep voting for poor leadership then it's not going to get any better. There is already a mass exodus and it will grow significantly if we don't get a regime change in November. A close friend informed me that many are looking to leave SLO due to the decline in the quality of life there within the last couple of years. Yes, it's time to open our eyes and realize that there are a lot of great places to live in other states where the cost of living is significantly less. You get a raise just by moving!

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Posted by Gary Maier on 06/07/2018 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Vote for humanity

It's easy to ridicule others while not actually having a solution yourself. Are you suggesting that the US should take in all people who choose to cross our border illegally? I understand that everyone and especially children should be treated humanely but what's your solution to this very complex problem?

The Democratic party has created a corrupt and broken system in California with the highest poverty rate in the nation and the lowest quality of life and you want us to vote for Democrats!

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Posted by Gary Maier on 06/01/2018 at 9:47 AM

Re: “We don't want it

If no one wants to drill for oil then we should all abandon our cars, planes, busses, and trains and stop being HYPOCRITES!

Posted by Gary Maier on 05/19/2018 at 7:16 AM

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