In an announcement that only surprised the members of City Council, City Staff yesterday revealed that the streets in El Paso are in bad shape. From the El Paso Times,
After nearly five years of back and forth on what streets need fixing, the city will have to come up with an additional $45 million to reconstruct five roads now listed as being in need of critical repairs — and will conduct a new study to prioritize needs.
The City Council on Monday authorized staff to find funding for the five streets, and also approved a $750,000 citywide assessment to replace data from a 2008 study known as the Pavement Management Index. That index was used to prioritize streets and funding under the $218 million Streets Capital Improvement Program approved by council in 2012.
According to the article, the streets in my neighborhood aren’t some of the ones that need fixing.
Probably because my neighbors don’t vote.