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Old 04-09-2014, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Not at all. Potholes get repaired. There's even a pot-hole-reporting line at the City Maintenance center, and they'll respond. My wife reported several on Westwood, and the city was out repairing them within 4-5 days.

The issue is a more permanent effort to remove the root cause of the potholes, rather than doing a temporary fix. The permanent solution is more expensive, in the short term, but a much better solution long-term. And, the money that will be used for this fix is not a line item in the budget. TABOR makes it just about impossible to fund a new line item. So the Mayor has pushed using some of the Emergency Reserve Fund to do so, and it sounds like Council (for a change) agreed.

Is the situation an emergency? Not even close, but this is the closest thing to a discretionary account the Powers That Be have to pay for an unfunded project.
So its the media doing the typical thing they do and make a breaking news story out of something that is not.
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:20 PM
 
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I don't it was the news making a big deal as much as the mayor or whoever - I just ignored the news story honestly because I get tired of all the hype.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:48 AM
 
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I would love it if we actually ear marked some of the taxes this way. Our climate lends us to needing more road repair than others, and this is a suitable source of funding.
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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I don't know about the rest of town, but there are potholes on the westside that would qualify as swimming holes, were we to get enough moisture to fill them. It's really bad ... not just potholes but just messed up roads that make my teeth rattle.
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