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Old 01-08-2014, 12:34 AM
 
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As far as I can tell the CHP must be terribly understaffed here as they don't enforce much of anything and I rarely see them. Caltrans seems very understaffed as well, judging by how long the graffiti sticks around and the copious amounts of weeds and trash.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:37 AM
 
Location: earth?
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Do groups and individuals "adopt" freeways to clean anymore?

Do prisoners clean freeways anymore?
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:56 AM
 
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As far as I can tell the CHP must be terribly understaffed here as they don't enforce much of anything and I rarely see them. Caltrans seems very understaffed as well, judging by how long the graffiti sticks around and the copious amounts of weeds and trash.
Illinois is underfunded too but at least it did not lack highway state patrol especially on tollways when I lived there. Chicago cleaned up and patched roads, highways, resurfaced most roads and highways. Even old very dense neighborhoods while last to fix, finally started getting repayment.

Of course San Jose has more rich people and those rich people are richer here but you don't see that reflected in public services. Aside from state freeways and San Jose, most cities in Bay Area like Mountain View are well organized, clean and infrastructure there is well managed.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:07 AM
 
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Having oversed that all I come to logical conclusion why most companies decided to spread out and build large suburban campuses instead of building out in one place in high-rises in San Jose downtown. It is not just bigger car culture influence. Companies won't move to town that is half ghetto and remind shanty town with many homeless camps, gangs, litter, filth. It would be embarrassment as high tech place with high decadence.Aside of that what genius came with a plan to set up commercial airport in downtown? That places height restrictions on buildings.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Newark, CA
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Having oversed that all I come to logical conclusion why most companies decided to spread out and build large suburban campuses instead of building out in one place in high-rises in San Jose downtown. It is not just bigger car culture influence. Companies won't move to town that is half ghetto and remind shanty town with many homeless camps, gangs, litter, filth. It would be embarrassment as high tech place with high decadence.Aside of that what genius came with a plan to set up commercial airport in downtown? That places height restrictions on buildings.

I'm not sure which downtown you're talking about. Downtown SJ is actually very clean and well maintained for the most part. I could understand if you were talking about the way it was back in the 70's-80's, but downtown SJ has been cleaned up dramatically over the years.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Tulare County, Ca
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Shoot, you guys don't know what litter is. Come down my way and take a look. We don't just litter up the roads with household trash. We like to throw out couches, tvs, computers, refrigerators, tree trimmings; you name it, we throw it. A few years back they raised the $500 fine for littering to $1000 (you know those road signs). I told my husband, "They might as well raise it to a million, 'cause when was the last time you saw anyone cited for littering?" It's so sad because this area is really pretty scenic what with the Sierras and the Tule River. The river has big piles of trash where it goes through town (Porterville) where the homeless break up camp and move to another spot. I don't know what the solution is.
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Having oversed that all I come to logical conclusion why most companies decided to spread out and build large suburban campuses instead of building out in one place in high-rises in San Jose downtown. It is not just bigger car culture influence. Companies won't move to town that is half ghetto and remind shanty town with many homeless camps, gangs, litter, filth. It would be embarrassment as high tech place with high decadence
Ghetto? High decadence? Are we talking about the downtown of SJ, or SF? Methinks this assessment appears rather backwards.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:36 PM
 
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Ghetto? High decadence? Are we talking about the downtown of SJ, or SF? Methinks this assessment appears rather backwards.
SJ, see for yourself Santa Clara /24-th-McLaughlin or McLaughlin/Story Rd. Indeed downtown SJ at 4th street/SP square is nice but just go few 3-4 blocks east and its already turning into ghetto.
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Back in Santa Clara County - Yay!
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I find you really offensive. I can't believe the mods let you continue your racist rants.

Go back to Illinois, please where life is beautiful and the roads are clean...
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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SJ, see for yourself Santa Clara /24-th-McLaughlin or McLaughlin/Story Rd. Indeed downtown SJ at 4th street/SP square is nice but just go few 3-4 blocks east and its already turning into ghetto.
That's East SJ, not downtown.
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