Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 | The city of San Diego told its residents last year that 100 percent of potholes were being repaired within 72 hours of citizen notification.
That would have been a fantastic turnaround time, considering the division handled more than 83,000 requests to repair the city’s infrastructure in the 2008 fiscal year.
But the division’s assertion is not true.
In annual reports meant to update residents and City Council members about how tax dollars are being spent, city officials claim that 100 percent of potholes are repaired within 72 hours. They report that their goals, in fact, are to repair 90 percent of them within 48 hours.