Originally Posted by Weird Fishes
And the pothole in question is in West Hollywood which means it is a responsibility of city, not state, government.
This is getting a bit off-topic, but in case California Karma owners are wondering why we still have so many streets in disrepair . . .
Yes, Weird Fishes, local street repair has always been the responsibility of city government. But these days, street repair is often deferred because Gov. Brown and the Legislature dissolved the RDA (Redevelopment Agency) in 2012. RDA funds from the State had mandated that cities fix streets, build schools, and otherwise "urbanize" to "improve the quality of life" in California.
The State of California still provides some funding to local municipalities by funneling back a portion of our property taxes to local "Successor Agencies" that were formed to replace the State's RDA.
But it's a lot less now than it was when we had RDA funding.
If you are a policy wonk and want to know how complicated this all is, take a look at:
The speaker from Legislative's Analysts Office admits that infrastructure project priorities are often misdirected, i.e., low priority projects are given high priority.