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Columbia Missourian

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bourn Avenue deserves public road closure hearing

By Julia Williams
February 9, 2012 | 1:04 p.m. CST

During the Feb. 6 Columbia City Council meeting, a report was up for approval for a hearing on creating an open road closure on Bourn Avenue in order to slow traffic for the two schools, a church and a quiet neighborhood with many children.

The report, to my understanding, should have been a simple nod toward a formal hearing. Any questions that the council members had could have been answered by the two attending representatives of the Bourn Avenue Neighborhood Association. 

Instead, Mr. Daryl Dudley side-stepped the simple "yea" vote by saying that he "would get in touch with the Bourn Neighborhood to get further input from them." Mr. Dudley also affirmed that a street monitoring system had found that most of the traffic on Bourn Avenue was "was from the neighbors."

Julia Williams is a Columbia resident who lives on Bourn Avenue.