Many people in Berkeley wonder how the city decides which streets to repair. Why is this street full of potholes untouched, while that street over there that feels pretty smooth gets a fresh coat of slurry?
In an Opinionator piece published on Berkeleyside, Berkeley City Auditor Ann-Marie Hogan explains how her office’s 2011 Streets Audit has helped the city decide which streets to repair first, a program that has the potential to save millions of dollars.
“It turns out the city needs to time its maintenance of a street in good condition to just before the street needs more expensive repairs, and to time its repair of a street in poor condition to just before the street fails and needs total reconstruction,” she writes.
Read Hogan’s piece in the Opinonator section and share your thoughts in the comments section there.
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