Brentwood with all its beauty and charm has become a magnet for development and growth. This has caused the need for many new schools to be built to accommodate the hundreds of children who now live in the area.
In the rush to get this done, there has been an enormous oversight as to how much traffic it takes to get around 2,300 students to and from school every day to Adams Middle and Heritage High Schools. With only one street access to these two schools, Brentwood now has traffic gridlock to add to its charm.
Getting our children to school on time has become a new challenge to add to the full plates that most of us already carry. I hope that this problem can be resolved soon by city and school officials.
Remember, Brentwood police officers are not the ones to blame for this problem. They are out there doing their job, trying to keep the cars from getting too backed up. People, that's like trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat. Chief Davies, my hat's off to you and your officers for putting your lives on the line by standing in front of oncoming cars with less than happy drivers behind the wheel.
I, for one, hope to see the light at the end of this tunnel and I hope that it's soon.
Debra Molina Thomas