Just like that, Cesar Chavez becomes a six-lane boulevard

Posted by    |    October 7th, 2011 at 5:15 am

There’s been a good deal of concern over the plan to widen Cesar Chavez Boulevard downtown because it means tearing down existing buildings and creating what many see as a high-speed runway through the increasingly residential area.

Council member Scott Griggs spoke up against the plan today, saying it grinds against the city’s supposed support of streets that are sensitive to neighborhoods and pedestrians.

Griggs did praise council member Angela Hunt for making the plan much better than it originally was (read concrete desert).

Still, he and council member Delia Jasso voted against the plan even as the rest of the council voted for it.

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