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Tempest in a Pothole

Sign taped on barricade vents taxpayer's frustration with lack of city services

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Two Folio Weekly readers alerted us to this amusing sign taped to a barricade over a pothole on Oak Street in Riverside Aug. 21.

The sign reads," This pothole has been here almost one year! But we are putting a swimming pool in the stadium?"

“I thought it was pretty funny, so I thought I would share,” wrote Kelly White, a senior account executive at The McCormick Agency. Her office is near the pothole.

John Winkler, president of Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County, also emailed photos of sign he happened to see. He said it was coincidental that First Coast News’ Ken Amaro showed up with a photojournalist at the same time.

“It is the beginning of the great revolt to restore core services and end the circus subsidies — pitchforks and torches cannot be far behind,” he wrote.

Read Folio Weekly’s cover story about the taxpayers' investment in EverBank Field here.

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