In March 2009, Mayor Jerry Sanders and city leaders borrowed $100 million dollars to finance repairs of San Diego’s crumbling streets and other public infrastructure.
But two years later, less than half of the $100 million dollars has been spent. Already bad roads have gotten progressively worse.
City auditors blame an unprepared and inefficient bureaucracy for the city’s inability to spend the money. It initially took the city as long as eight months to award construction contracts, which officials say now has been reduced to three.