Can you say Flip Flop?

—–Original Message—–
From: Andrew F. Schaller []
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 3:35 PM
To: ‘’
Subject: Fargo Avenue

Dear Commissioners,

During the 5-5-2009 BCC Meeting, Commissioner Marcus asked Mr. Weisman, “Will there be how to do it scenarios and what we have to do to get it done?” Mr. Weisman replied, “Yes.” That doesn’t seem likely.

It is my understanding that as of right now, May 28, 2009 at 2:45 pm, Staff is recommending that nothing whatsoever be done with Fargo. In fact after Mr. Webb told the Board numerous times in April that drainage improvements would have to be done on Fargo as a result of the current paving projects, Staff’s position now is a complete reversal. Staff’s current position is that paving the 5 east/west roads that intersect Fargo has actually helped drainage on Fargo!

Additionally, Staff now says that no money will be “given back” to property owners for the current paving projects because of additional cost overruns.

So as of right now the mistakes that have been made, as stated by Mr.
Weisman on numerous occasions, have really benefited Fargo and there is no money available to do anything with Fargo. There are still 1 1/2 days until Agenda review. This is plenty of time for Staff’s position to change once again or several more times.

June 3, 2009 will be one year since I first appeared in front of the Board.
I have spent thousands of dollars, created a website, provided you with printed materials, came to about a dozen board meetings, met with and talked with everyone that would listen to me, all of this over an item that should have been resolved in Engineering design years ago. Please direct Staff to honor Commissioner Marcus’ request of May 5, 2009. Mr. Webb has ignored Commissioner Santamaria’s direction of December 2008 to pave Fargo by: 1) Make it Legal, 2) Make it fair, 3) Make it quick.

In the best interest of everyone involved, please finish this mess.


Andy Schaller

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