H-GROVER BEACH

Dec 10, 2013 2:45 AM by Connie Tran, KSBY News

Grover Beach City Council taking steps to fix potholes in streets

According to some people in Grover Beach, potholes are a problem. Now, the city is trying to take steps to fix it. On Monday, the city council held a special meeting to figure out what steps they need to take to fix the streets.

Mayor Debbie Peterson said in the 1950s, the streets in Grover Beach were mostly sand dunes. The streets were paved, but with a foundation like sand, it's very unstable and tends to shift over time, and that leaves massive pot holes in the streets. The city said it's going to need the help of its residents to solve the problem.

The city said most streets in town are severely deteriorated and are in need of repair. City staff told the city council on Monday that the current annual funding is not enough, and to fix every street in town it could cost close to $40 million. The city talked about bond measures and potentially raising taxes on its residents to fix the pothole-filled streets.

The city said there are 44 lineal miles of street in the 2.25 square mile city. Officials said 15% of the city is paved roads.

The city is urging its residents to come out to city council meetings to voice their opinion on this matter and share how they would feel if their taxes were raised. The city council plans to address this issue at its meeting on January 21.

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