I agree with your statement in Sunday's editorial that the timing of the recent ethics complaint against Mayor Bowling is poor and distracts from the credibility of the Danville Citizens for Good Government (DCGG). I also strongly agree with your assertion that the traffic pattern around the Hustonville Road-Danville Bypass intersection deserves further attention. Ultimately, the only viable solution is moving the eastern entrance of the Danville Manor Shopping Center, which had been recommended by the previous city commission but rejected by our current commission.
Commissioner Jamey Gay cites this intersection as "one of our most dangerous intersections" and any Danville citizen realizes the danger, inconvenience and illogic of the eastern entrance of the shopping center and its impact on the traffic pattern within the area of that intersection.
The function of government is to primarily provide for the public good in circumstances where the free enterprise system fails to. Regrettably, our city leaders fail to recognize the public benefit arising from this project. That a new entrance to the shopping center would benefit "private development" is a shortsighted argument against the project, an argument that ignores the needs of the community and illustrates a lack of knowledge of the basic principals of urban planning by the commissioners.