It’s been a big month for infrastructure wonks – or anyone who cares about the street outside their house.
The city got its first multi-year infrastructure plan, which might not sound like a big deal. Most major cities have these. The state has one. The county has one. But the city of San Diego? Not so much.
“We can’t find evidence that we’ve ever had one,” Councilman Mark Kersey told us on the podcast this week. “And that really helps explain why we’re in the predicament that we’re in right now, ’cause no one’s ever looked at infrastructure in a strategic way.”
The City Council’s infrastructure committee, which Kersey chairs, is supposed to get the data from a citywide sidewalk assessment in March. From there, the pressure’s on to deliver results and major repairs.
“Essentially what we’re trying to do is show the people, show the taxpayers, show the citizens, that we can get projects done,” Kersey said. “We’re not just putting out reports. We’re not just talking about how bad the problem is, but we’re actually getting projects done.”
Also on the show, the latest wacky proposal on the waterfront, remembering Hodad’s owner Mike Hardin and the most devious sleazebag (this week, at least). Plus, catch up on your reading with our big story this week, and plan to come to our Future of Football event Feb. 12.