Our Maintence Deficit Exceeds $1.2 Billion

Despite spending more than double than neighboring cities, our performance indicators are lagging. Our city's maintenance deficit exceeds $1.2 billion. The quality of our sidewalks and roads are among the worst in the region. City Council should propose a realistic plan for renovating our aling infrastrucutre without expensive new project that will add to our maintence budget.

Source: CA Controller Cities Financial Data; Metropolitan Transportation Comission

Rather than Fix it First, City Council Champions new Projects like a 1,400 Foot Recreational Pier: Price $122 million

Source: Berkeley City Auditor

Due to chronic underfunding, Berkeley's infrastructure deficit is $1.2 billion and growing yet Council wants to use much of the bond proceeds for new projects rather than fixing what is broken first.

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