By Scott Sherman | District 7 Dispatch
Since taking office in 2012, the City Council and Mayor Faulconer have been working tirelessly to improve the city’s crumbling infrastructure and working to deliver smooth and pristine roads that taxpayers demand.
It is no secret that previous administrations have underfunded vital city services such as infrastructure in order to fund out-of-control pension costs. Since that time, the city has invested historic amounts of funds into San Diego’s roads.
In addition to committing millions in additional money to pave more roads, under the leadership of Councilmember Mark Kersey, the City Council placed an infrastructure measure on the ballot that will dedicate 50 percent of new revenues to improving infrastructure. The measure was approved overwhelmingly by voters in November of 2016.
The results of these reforms are beginning to show in a summary of repairs in District 7. Below is a list of work performed in District 7 in 2017:
- Miles of streets repaired (paved/concrete replaced): 10.4 miles
- Miles of streets repaired (slurry sealed): 16.0
- Number of potholes repaired: 4,340
- Number of trees trimmed: 4,743
- Square feet of sidewalk replaced: 6,078
- Number of sidewalk locations repaired: 1,593
- Square feet of graffiti abated: 46,292
- Number of street lights repaired: 662
While these numbers are encouraging, much more work needs to be done and I will continue to push for increased funding to fix our infrastructure.
— San Diego City Councilmember Scott Sherman represents the District 7 neighborhoods of Mission Valley, Grantville, Allied Gardens, Del Cerro and San Carlos.