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A rocky road for Clairemont residents who look to the city for road repairs

Neighbors alongside Kesling Street in Clairemont say they’ve submitted quite a few requests however have been instructed there isn’t any funding obtainable.

SAN DIEGO — Neighbors dwelling alongside Kesling Street in Clairemont have pleaded with the city of San Diego to repair their tough roads. Children are unable to journey bikes or scooters on the streets as a result of in the event that they fall the sandpaper-like floor tear up their pores and skin and unfastened pebbles change into embedded of their legs and arms. 

Evan Gutenberg will not let his 5-year-old son journey on the streets exterior of their residence after his son fell off his bike and had to get stitches from the rock-filled road. But he says that does not appear to matter to the city.

“We’re not a tourist attraction in San Diego and so this area just gets completely neglected,” stated Gutenberg. “The neglect of the avenue has real-life penalties to it.“

Neighbor Turath Dhont says she has to take her youngsters to an area park to play due to the harmful circumstances of the avenue. 

“It’s really unfortunate because they want to ride their bikes around here but they can’t,” said Dhont. “The street is literally falling apart. There are big stones and crumbling pavement. It’s slippery, there’s lots of loose gravel. Our kids have gotten hurt enough times that we go elsewhere to take them to ride bikes. It is pretty frustrating, especially with the cost of living in San Diego.”

Over the course of a number of years, Gutenberg and Dhont have submitted quite a few stories on the city’s Get It Done app and have additionally reached out to councilmember Chris Cate. Neighbors inform CBS 8 that each have the similar answer.

“It just falls on deaf ears,” said Gutenberg. “The street has been evaluated and placed on the resurfacing backlog, pending funding.” 

Gutenberg and the neighbors on Kesling will not be alone. 

In latest months, as first reported by CBS 8, the city has shelled out tens of millions of {dollars} to finish lawsuits over the city’s hazardous sidewalks and streets.

Meanwhile, Mayor Todd Gloria has stated fixing San Diego’s failing infrastructure is one among his prime priorities. In his Ready to Rebuild Budget for this fiscal year, Gloria allotted $77 million to repave San Diego’s rocky roads.

Under Gloria’s Strategic Plan residents can observe infrastructure repairs whereas injecting city departments with a “tradition of sure” in coping with residents.

CBS 8 reached out to District 5 councilmember Chris Cate’s Office to discover out what it’s doing to get the roads resurfaced. A spokesperson for Cate says the councilmember can solely suggest which streets get repaved. The relaxation is up to the mayor.

“The Councilmember is not involved in the selection process; however, he does advocate for specific streets based on constituent input as seen in his last several budget priority memos,” stated the spokesperson. “This has been communicated to the Mayor’s office for years, and they ultimately make the final decision. Councilmember Cate has secured the most miles to repair and resurface in all of San Diego and will continue to advocate for these important infrastructure repairs.”

CBS 8 reached out to the Mayor’s Office for extra info on the standing of the avenue repairs. We will replace the article when a response is supplied.

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