Water Avenue business owner wants safety improvements, and PBOT already has some planned

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Matt Milletto of Water Avenue Coffee, standing in the intersection where Tamar Monhait was hit Monday morning, is tired of the dangerous driving in his neighborhood.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Matt Milletto, the owner of Water Avenue Coffee, has seen enough. The death of 41-year-old Tamar Monhait just steps away from his front door has spurred him into action.

During the monthly meeting of the Central Eastside Industrial Council last night, Milletto stepped forward during the public comment period to share his concerns about the intersection of Water Avenue and Taylor. I wasn’t there but heard from a source in the room that he spoke forcefully about the need for something to be done. I met Milletto today to hear his perspective first-hand.

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