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San Diego Explained: Balboa Park's Problems

Balboa Park attracts millions of visitors each year. But behind the scenes the city is having trouble paying for some badly needed repairs.

It is estimated the park needs about $300 million for infrastructure and maintenance costs. Right now, the city doesn’t have a long-term plan to make all those fixes or the cash to pay for them.

In comparison, Mission Bay Park gets a steady stream of funding that’ll allow for tens of millions in repairs over the next decade.

Two top candidates competing for the City Council district that includes Balboa Park, Chris Ward and Anthony Bernal, said they’d like to find dedicated money for Balboa Park.

In this week’s San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Lisa Halverstadt and NBC 7’s Monica Dean dig into Balboa Park’s infrastructure and financial troubles and some proposed solutions.

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