Channel 10News has uncovered a scandal involving millions of dollars in street repairs with the City of San Diego, and our own Santa Monica Avenue has received a walk-on part.
Apparently, in a city audit, it has been discovered that:
“… in 2009, the city street department resurfaced Santa Monica Avenue in Ocean Beach. A month after the resurfacing, the city utilities department tore up the road to replace a pipe.”
Here is the beginning of the article, originally published February 5th:
Audit: City Wasted Millions In Street Repairs
Audit Says City Did Some Resurfacing Projects Multiple Times
SAN DIEGO — The city of San Diego wasted millions of dollars on street repairs, according to an audit discovered by the 10News I-Team.
The city audit revealed that since 2004, the city has spent $133 million on resurfacing streets. However, some of those resurfacing projects were done multiple times because different city departments did not communicate.
For example, in 2009, the city street department resurfaced Santa Monica Avenue in Ocean Beach. A month after the resurfacing, the city utilities department tore up the road to replace a pipe.
“That’s just crazy and that’s not what we should be doing,” said San Diego City Councilman Kevin Faulconer.
Faulconer said the city has not yet put a specific dollar amount on the waste.
“It’s clear there was millions of dollars … on an annual basis that could have been done differently,” said Faulconer.
In downtown on First Avenue, repairs to the road made by contractors did not last.
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