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Sanders Pledges $10M in Street Repairs



    Sanders Pledges $10M in Street Repairs
    Gene Cubbison reports

    If you've been downtown lately, you probably noticed a lot street construction. Mayor Jerry Sanders said Tuesday we'll soon see a lot more of it.

    Sanders spoke at a news conference in the Gaslamp Tuesday afternoon, not far from road construction underway on Fifth Avenue.

    The city has already dedicated $90 million to street resurfacing since 2010. He announced plans to spend an additional $10 million dollars to repair streets around the city. The city will pay for the street repairs with a $25 million bond.

    Sanders said the rest of the money will go toward building a new fire station in Mission Valley, repairing the Mission Beach seawall and building several new libraries.

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    "Nearly 200 miles of street have been resurfaced or soon will be resurfaced with that money," Sanders said at a press conference Tuesday.

    "In the past couple years, I think it's safe to say we've taken the most aggressive steps in the city's history to improve the condition of San Diego streets."

    San Diego's disheveled streets have become a hot button issue in city politics over the past several years, with a multi-million dollar deferred maintenance backlog pressing into mayoral candidates' platform promises.

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