Red Phone: Callers are steamed over street conditions

Pot holes in Smith Alley.

Callers to the Red Phone lately have alley fever. After the City of Hollister Public Works Department recently addressed shoddy street conditions on two other alleys – Browns and Wentz alleys – another caller this week offered a brief description of her displeasure with three local roadways: Smith Alley, Washington Street, and Monterey Street near St Luke’s Episcopal Church.

City of Hollister public works streets official Marcelo Orta was not available before press time, but he has stated many times that crews work hard to address problems as they arise, while the city’s limited budget and resources have restricted them some.

We will be sure to check back with Orta and find out if there are any plans for those roads.

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