Photo of the Day: Public Employees Aren’t the Brightest Bunch

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 at 9:43 pm

You cannot be serious.

 Oakland officials are a little red in the face over a stop sign.

It’s on Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Arlington Avenue.

The word “STOP” on the street was misspelled. The “T” and the “O” were swapped.

On Monday, Oakland’s Department of Public Works told ABC7 News that it wasn’t their fault.

It seems BART was working on the tracks and a contractor it hired made the mistake.

Whoever is to blame, the sign is still not fixed.

Your tax dollars at work, folks. And excuses all around. Staggering incompetence.


sotpHappy April 15.

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6 Responses to “Photo of the Day: Public Employees Aren’t the Brightest Bunch”

  1. deadrody on 15/15/14 at 9:25 am

    Frankly, writing the word STOP on the road is about 100% useless. You can’t even READ the word from in a car. There is already a stop sign that drivers can actually see.

    Big shock that the government cobbles together yet another way to waste money and then screws it up. Thus requiring even MORE money to fix the screw up that wasn’t even necessary in the first place.

  2. burt on 15/15/14 at 12:24 pm

    Talk about waste of money. I love the signs along the road that say, “Stop sign ahead”.

  3. Larry Sheldon on 16/16/14 at 4:27 am

    I disagree about the pavement markings.

    I lived virtually all of my life (50 or so years) in California where every intersection with any sort of controls has a “limit line” and in the case of the “STOP” sign a pavement marking that usually but not always also said “STOP”.

    When we moved to Nebraska my wife was after me about blowing stop signs. I finally figured out that because it so frequently occurs that you can’t see the sign, I keyed on the pavement markings. Which they don’t do here, much.

    Parenthetically, where there is the rare limit line, the drivers have no idea what they mean.