Rick Bauman here. I once wrote you about the sad state of Linda Mar Boulevard. Thanks for letting me whine. Well, I can't take it anymore on a similar front. When the late Measure V failed, I was opposed to some of the general points in the propaganda that was mailed out to my house. It stated that we as Pacificans would continue to enjoy city services such as fire, police, etc. But one that stuck out to me was the claim of road patching. Really? Not even the most cantankerous rut has felt the city workers' shovel. Take a poll at the coffee house on that! Well, my point is the constant attention to the island medians that separate the end of Linda Mar Boulevard at Highway 1. It is a big waste of time and city money. They plant and replant them, only to fuss over the weeds that overcome the plantings. The other day as I was waiting at the light, I suggested to a city worker: How about some cement, one and done. If this is some kinda beautification of the lower boulevard, it's sadly not been very successful. Please stop the madness and pave our beaten roads instead. Can we for once be a little practical? Okay, I feel a little better.