Have you seen or stumbled on one of those black rubber domes in the Glendale sidewalks?
For 100 years, American cities have constructed flat, non-skid sidewalks. Glendale has expended and continues to expend millions of dollars repairing and replacing uneven sidewalks. So why is Glendale Water & Power being permitted to install domed "smart grid meter" lids in our sidewalks?
A meter program official assured me that the meters can be read just as efficiently if a lid is flat. In fact, the utility has installed a flat lid for at least one homeowner who complained about the rubber bump in his driveway.
Who authorized installation of these ankle-twisting lids that, when slightly dislodged, can snag a toe or heel, and when fully removed (as I have seen in my neighborhood) leave hazardous holes in a sidewalk due to removal of lids that are very difficult to reposition?
Since February, I have been unable to get a satisfactory answer to this question via letters and phone calls to the city.
Anne V. Howell
Royal wedding was something to behold
I watched Britain's royal wedding from the beginning to the end. It was beautiful, and Kate looked more beautiful than I had ever seen her!
The only flaw was that the tottery Camilla Parker Bowles was there rather than the ill-fated Princess Diana.
I wish the newlyweds every blessing in the world.