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Woodside: Safe routes to school a priority for Mayor Dave Burow

Original post made on Dec 17, 2013

Councilman Dave Burow, the new mayor of Woodside, puts the highest priority for the year ahead on making it safer for children to walk and bike to school.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 13, 2013, 11:16 AM

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Posted by Woodside Parent, a resident of Woodside School
on Dec 17, 2013 at 9:48 am

I am very glad to read that Mayor Barrow considers the safety of our community's children to be his top priority as a town council member. Well done, Mr. Mayor. You have my full support on this issue.

Unfortunately, this view isn't shared by all the council members. At last week's town council meeting, council member Tom Shanahan repeatedly expressed opposition to the town spending any funds on improving the safety of our children. He went so far as to publically state that any safety improvements should be funded directly by the parents of the children who care about this issue.

I wholeheartedly disagree with his position. Protecting our children as they walk or bike to and from school is not only an appropriate use of town funds, it is, perhaps, the best use of our pooled community resources.

We do not live in some model libertarian utopia. We live in the real world where government has many positive impacts on the lives of our residents. I invite Council Member Shanahan to join Mayor Barrow in the real world and become an advocate for the safety of our children.


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