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RP Borough Comprehensive Plan Revision and Sellers Avenue Bridge Update - Public Discourse vs Gag Rule.
At the February Council meeting President Berger once again resorted to Gag Rule tactics to silence public comment. Since Mr. Berger had in self-defense previously declared preposterous the mere suggestion that he would apply a gag rule during a public meeting, one might readily conclude the actions of Mr. Berger himself to be preposterous. So be it.
What might have come to public light—had it been allowed to—at the February meeting of Council is important NEWS regarding the Sellers Avenue bridge replacement project.
Under the heading “Bridges” on page 34, the RP Comprehensive Plan 2014 Draft states: “A design exception was awarded for the required minimum height of this structure so that this is no longer a concern. The bridge will be replaced with no loss of parking or trees.”
And “…current bridge creates sight distance issues…as well as a hazardous issue for pedestrians trying to cross Sellers Avenue. The new bridge will address these sight distance issues.”