I am Shocked! Shocked I Say! Shocked AND Amazed! to report that the perennial pothole at NW 21 and North McKinley was filled with some asphalt yesterday morning. The City did not repair the underlying problem that causes it to periodically reappear. This is maybe the third or fourth time it has been filled with asphalt in the last decade. So it will be interesting to see how long it takes for it to be refilled.
Even so, it’s nice to have the symptom repaired, thank you Okie City. I understand the City is too poor and thus can’t treat the underlying problem, but symptoms are important too and so it is better to not ignore them. After all, Oklahoma City has expensive habits that constrain its priorities. Keeping the movers and shakers downtown happy is not cheap! Their projects suck up all our cash. Thus the rest of the city continues to deteriorate while downtown it is Party On Dudes!
So it goes on the road to the ash heap of history. In the meantime, us peasants should be grateful for whatever crumbs fall from the Downtowner table onto our neighborhoods.