Residents and City Clashing over Curvy Street
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PALM SPRINGS- Residents in one Palms Springs neighborhood say their street is dangerous and they say the city isn't doing anything about it.
Patricia Rios lives in one of the homes right at the bend on Mesquite Avenue across from Demuth Park, she recalls how her husband got in an accident on the street.
"He was backing out of the driveway and he got hit. I mean people just speed around the corner here," said Rios.
Paul Polubinskas lives next door to Rios and has been keeping track of the accidents on the street.
"They jump the curb and they end up hitting all of the palm trees," said Polubinskas pointing to several pictures he's taken of accidents in front of his house.
Residents say drivers take the street as a shortcut, and with no signs or speed bumps, they say drivers zoom by without realizing the road turns.
Residents on this street say they've taken their issue to city hall. But they say over the years their complaints have gone nowhere.
"Lost of listless meetings with city council. They say they hear us. They say our studies don't indicate there is a problem and then they basically forget about us," said Polubinskas.
The city public works department head, David Barakian, said there is not a speeding problem on the street and the department has no plans to install a speed bump.
"The city is not doing anything and I don't think they are willing to without other pressures," said Polubinskas.
Jessica Flores, KMIR6 News.