My email to Mayor Chris Coleman and Councilman Pat Harris this morning:
I know that the city equipment shed is having trouble keeping the plows on the street, but the debacle last week has made the streets in Saint Paul the laughing stock of the entire metro area.
I’ve been living in the city for more than twenty years, and the plowing is the worst ever.
Our property taxes do not go down, and yet city management cannot seem to control this most visible irritant to the citizens. How about committing to making our streets drivable in the winter.
Maybe it’s time to call George and ask how to run the public works department. He always got the streets plowed before we had ice ruts on the street that last for months.