City engineers were wrong to declare street safe [Letter]

May 12, 2014

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake keeps saying that retaining wall that collapsed on 26th Street was tested a year ago and declared sound ("City officials still unclear on responsibility for railroad landslide," May 7).

But just because they said it was sound doesn't mean that it was. Apparently the engineers were mistaken. Just because they are employed does not mean that they are good at their jobs.

Apparently they are not good at their jobs. Therefore, instead of sticking behind engineers who were demonstrably wrong, maybe, a mayor in a leadership position should fire the mistaken engineers and hire better ones instead of denying reality to cover up the issue.

G. Stewart Seiple, Baltimore

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