Councilman takes to the streets to show repair needs in district
SAN ANTONIO- One city leader is taking to the streets to show damage in need of repair.
“This is no way for a street to be falling apart,” said District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino.
Councilman Trevino says Ave Marie and Cherry Ridge are two examples of streets that need reconstruction in his district. His plan is to tackle as many areas in his district as he can with the 2018 proposed budget.
Neighbors in District 1 are just as concerned.
“Right in front of here there's smaller potholes,” said Robert Bond.
The problem trickles even further to San Antonio’s Eastside where streets are in bad shape.
Brenda Huron says she has had to make countless repairs to her car.
“Like 30 times every day,” said Huron.
The city's Transportation and Capital Improvements Department's proposed budget shows Districts 1 and 2 would be given the most additional money for repairs.
In total, District 1 would have more than $15 million for improvements, while District 2 would have more than $22 million. In a statement, District 2 Councilman William Cruz-Shaw shares, “We had a great community conversation on the Proposed 2018 city budget at Copernicus Park earlier this week. The residents were glad to hear that this budget is truly focusing on equity, meaning many areas that may have been neglected in the past will be getting the attention they deserve. At the end of the day, regardless of which district we each live in, we're all one San Antonio and we should want to see all sides of our city prosper.”
Councilman Trevino couldn't agree more.
“We are doing this to improve traffic flow, to improve pedestrian mobility, to improve the quality of life for the folks here,” said Councilman Trevino.
To learn more about the 2018 proposed budget or get information about upcoming public meetings click here.