San Francisco taxpayers could be asked to approve $3 billion in taxes and fees to help pay for fixes for the city’s transportation system as a task force assembled by Mayor Ed Lee will bring its recommendations to City Hall on Monday.
California voters may get a chance to help improve the state’s roadways, but are they willing to foot the bill?
The $20 million San Jose spends each year to maintain its roads falls far short of the $100 million that should be spent on repaving every year, the city’s top transportation official said Monday.
The pace of re-paving roads and filling potholes would pick up in San Francisco if voters approve Proposition B on the November ballot. There would also be money for bicycle and pedestrian safety in this $248 million bond measure.
Metropolitan Transportation Commission is out with its annual Bay Area pothole report, and the best scoring city is Brentwood, with 86 out of 100 points.
Another causality of San Jose’s ongoing yearly budget shortfalls is road maintenance, and a newly released report shows how bad things have gotten.
Oakland Public Works Agency employees this week began their annual “pothole blitz” to repair some of the city’s most pockmarked streets.