Our Maintenance Deficit Will Exceeds $2.5 Billion
Despite spending more than double than neighboring cities, our performance indicators are lagging. Our city's maintenance deficit (unfunded infrastructure needs) are anticipated to rise to $2.52 billion from FY 2024 to FY 2028.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 infrastrucuture 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: Starting Price $122 million
Source: Berkeley City Auditor
Due to chronic underfunding, Berkeley's infrastructure deficit is currently around $1.2 billion and growing.
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