Mayor Faulconer unveils changes to pothole program
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Mayor Kevin Faulconer Tuesday announced a major overhaul to the city's pothole repair program.
It's part of his "One San Diego" budget proposal aimed at investing in and improving city infrastructure.
Instead of the current "scattershot" approach where crews fill each pothole in the order it was reported... Regardless of location.. Faulconer wants crews to spend an entire day in one neighborhood filling all potholes in the same area.
"It's a common sense approach that has led to a quantum leap forward on how we tackle the pothole problem," Faulconer said.
Faulconer also says he's adding 16 full time positions to the pothole repair program. His budget calls for directing at least 50 percent of major revenue growth to fund infrastructure repairs.