San Diego’s City Auditor issued a scathing report Monday on how the city’s Street Division tracks its changes to infrastructure.

Here’s an excerpt from the audit:

During our audit we found that almost half (48 percent) of the street condition information maintained by the Department of General Services’ Street Division (Street Division) is outdated because streets were not assessed during the 2007 assessment survey; henceforth limiting the quality and functionality of the information for management purposes. Moreover, Street Division staff did not update street condition information into its management information system upon the completion of street improvement activities. Consequently, in our opinion, the Street Division cannot produce accurate and reliable street condition information for planning, control, and reporting purposes.

In addition, we found that the Street Division does not have a set of formalized written policies and procedures for the identification and prioritization of street maintenance projects. Without the adherence to written policies and procedures for these processes it is difficult for City management to ensure that resources are effectively prioritized and distributed throughout the City.

How has the city maintained your street? E-mail me with some specific examples of how the Street Division has performed: keegan.kyle@voiceofsandiego.org

— KEEGAN KYLE

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