Did DeMaio fib about 'Road Repair Rally'?
Thursday, April 21, 2011
San Diego CityBeat
by Kelly Davis
April 21, 2011
On Tuesday, San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio appeared on KUSI's morning show to talk about the Scripps Ranch "Road Repair Rally"—an event this Saturday during which folks from Scripps Ranch will walk the streets, documenting potholes. A crew from the Alpha Project, a homeless-services nonprofit, would follow, filling potholes under the supervision of a city work crew.
At least that's what DeMaio told the KUSI hosts.
"We have a nonprofit organization, Alpha Project, that's going to help us fill potholes," he said. "We have a couple city work crews that are also going to be on hand."
The KUSI anchor then asked if this kind of thing was allowed. Yes, DeMaio replied, adding that "the Alpha Project is under contract to help us fill potholes."
Yesterday, I was talking to Alpha Project CEO Bob McElroy about the status of the Neil Good Day Center (a blog post on that coming soon) and asked him about the Road Repair Rally. "Huh?" was his response. I told him what DeMaio had said about Alpha being under contract. That was news to him.