Another significant party in McKinleyville is Caltrans ("McKinleyopolis," June 27). The freeway construction in 1964 altered the west side. Over the years, the drainage on the west side has been compromised by large tree roots, street drainage changes and sitting water. I've been flooded by ground water for three years now and have depended on our Humboldt County supervisors to help get the problem fixed. Both former Supervisor Ryan Sundberg and current Supervisor Steve Madrone have been terrific. It is an additional burden, though, for our district supervisors to handle the problems a mayor or city council might face.
Susan Franke, McKinleyville