Colorado

Jun 17, 2014 6:10 PM by Leah Kraus

Street conditions are a concern of Mayor Bach

The condition of streets in Colorado Springs is a concern of Mayor Bach's, as he told a crowd Tuesday afternoon at his monthly media briefing.

The mayor said it's not just the harsh winter we've had, it's the deferral of resurfacing streets for decades.

Bach says he was told by experts that they should be resurfacing streets at ten percent every year, but that they only have the money to do two percent each year.

"I really think we have to stop making piecemeal decisions, putting band-aids on infrastructure," says Mayor Bach. "If we are going to be a successful city and attract and retain more young people, our city needs to look successful and needs to function well."

News 5 spoke to tax limit author Douglas Bruce by phone after the briefing, he says "the city doesn't need more money, it needs less wasteful spending."

 

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