DeMaio’s Plan To Fund Pothole Fixes Questioned
Thursday, September 22, 2011
by Katie Orr
September 22, 2011
There’s no question there are some bad roads in the city of San Diego. But there are some questions surrounding a plan being floated to fix them.
Much like an old home, it seems something is always breaking in the city of San Diego. And sometimes, money we’d plan to use to fix one thing ends up being spent somewhere else. Councilman Carl DeMaio is proposing a plan to put an end to that when it comes to potholes.
DeMaio, who's running for mayor, calls for dedicating future revenue to street repair.
But UCSD political scientist Validimir Kogan says past mayors Susan Golding and Dick Murphy had similar plans for police staffing and libraries that didn’t pan out. Kogan says one reason is that when revenues begin to increase, voters tend to want that money used to restore services that were cut.