While Mayor Ed Lee promotes himself as the “infrastructure mayor,” he reduced funding for street repairs to a six-year low in the city budget despite deteriorating road conditions and then asked voters to approve a quarter-billion-dollar bond this November to repave roads and fill potholes. Read More
The county and city of San Francisco has a $6.8 billion annual budget. But for some reason, this world-class city fails to properly maintain its streets, which are riddled with potholes, buckling sidewalks, and seismically unsafe bridges, tunnels and stairways. Read More
Four cities in San Mateo County have some of the worst streets in the Bay Area, and while San Francisco’s roads are in fair shape, they’re not getting any better.
The streets of Millbrae, Pacifica, Woodside and East Palo Alto have deteriorated and require immediate rehabilitative work, leading to bumpy rides for local residents, according to a regional report released Wednesday by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Read More
A $248 million bond to fix San Francisco streets after decades of neglect was placed on the November ballot Tuesday. Now the hard part begins: convincing voters to approve it.
City officials are counting on the bond’s approval to invest $53 million more into street repairs next fiscal year alone and to put San Francisco on target to have better streets, not worse in the coming years. Read More
City leaders are asking voters to approve a $248 million bond this November to make up for years of neglect and prevent the further deterioration of San Francisco’s streets.
For decades, The City has inadequately funded its infrastructure maintenance to the point where Mayor Ed Lee said Tuesday if a significant investment were not made to repair San Francisco’s ailing streets, a “financial tsunami” was on the horizon. Read More
Don’t you hate it when your SmartCar gets stuck in a pothole and you can’t get it out? Read More
For all those reporters and editors who have been crying about the lack of face time with the mayor of San Francisco, here’s a guaranteed way to grab his attention.
Write about the streets and how they’re crumbling like stale cookies. Give him a Top 10 list of your favorite potholes. Read More