Letter to the Editor: Measure S oversight committee

Dear Editor:

I was pleased to read in the Mayor's column published in the Feb. 3 Downey Patriot that the City Council is committed to funding infrastructure projects such as reconstruction of fire stations, and the completion of the Lakewood Blvd. paving project

The Mayor's column stated that the budget for street repairs will be doubled. That's not enough given how badly deteriorated our residential streets are, which was glaringly evident with the flooding of the recent storms.

Measure S requires that a citizens oversight committee be established to ensure that the revenue generated by the sales tax increase is allocated in accordance with the law.

Council needs to move expeditiously on forming the Measure S citizens oversight committee.

Brian Heyman