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Interstate 140?

Giant sign rankles Midpines residents
By Erik Skindrud GAZETTE REPORTER

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Budget crisis in California

Budget crisis in California and a bigger sign - figures. Maybe they can use it to remind taxpayers about the new fire tax.

How about at triangle and

How about at triangle and 140? if they gotta have a new sign that would be the most reasonable place. But what do you expect from a caltrans who lights up the whole area of Ponderosa way and 140 with all those wasteful unnecessicary floodlights. If they did that where we could see it, it wouldn't last a week. Someone would surely put a stop to it.

I have noticed at this

I have noticed at this section of highway an ajacent homeowner has chosen to store broken down cars (one could call it a junk yard) clearly visibile from the highway. If the community of Midpines truly cared about preserving the aesthetic values of the Scenic Highway, why is the junk yard allow to persist?

The previous commenter notes:

The previous commenter notes: "If the community of Midpines truly cared about preserving the aesthetic values of the Scenic Highway, why is the junk yard allow to persist" The glaring difference is that the "junk yard" is on private property. Is the commenter suggesting that we shouldn't have the right to park vehicles on our private property without getting community permission? Conversely, the CalTrans sign is on a public right-of-way, and was paid for with our tax dollars. That gives each of us the right to weigh in on whether or not we think it is appropriate--it belongs to US. I agree with those who have raised a concern. This sign is oversized, out of place, and out of character for a rural, scenic highway. Caltrans needs to be reminded that this highway's sole purpose is to deliver people to the most beautiful place on earth--Yosemite Valley. Oh the irony of having a "standard" CalTrans sign placed on a road to Yosemite...a sign that is identical to those seen on 10-lane freeways in SoCAL!!! Caltrans, please show us your visual assessment (we paid for that too!)

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