The poor condition of our streets, sidewalks, water mains and sewer pipes are easily noticed by anyone traveling across the district. As the physical condition of our neighborhoods has declined, so too has our ability to financially keep open library, park and recreation facilities for our children and neighbors. City Hall is now paying attention and making these critical investments in our infrastructure. While the problem will not be solved overnight, we must prioritize projects most critical to improving the quality of life for our neighborhoods.
In 2016 in District 6, we repaired over 70 miles of streets, nearly 13,000 square feet of sidewalk, and filled nearly 13,000 potholes. We’ve also been able to invest in senior and children’s facilities, including a nearly $400,000 investment in the Mira Mesa Senior Center to get a new roof, air conditioning unit, and security.
In addition, my office has allocated nearly $50,000 to support the Balboa, Clairemont, North Clairemont, Mira Mesa, and Rancho Peñasquitos branch libraries. We have been able to partner with the San Diego Library Foundation to supplement these dollars with donor contributions, further providing resources to these libraries that support District 6 families.