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Councilmember Moreno’s Proposal to Pave City’s Dirt Streets at Committee

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

(Print Press Release)

SAN DIEGO – City Councilmember Vivian Moreno’s (District 8) proposal to pave up to 33 miles of dirt streets and alleys will be heard at the City of San Diego’s Active Transportation and Infrastructure Committee tomorrow at 2PM.

The Moreno policy proposal focuses on paving and maintenance on unimproved streets and alleys, which are dirt roads that have not been previously maintained by the City. The current policy precludes the City from improving or working on unimproved streets. There are approximately 33 miles of unimproved streets and 28 miles of unimproved alleys throughout San Diego.

“Dirt roads and alleys have no place in America’s Finest City – or any neighborhood,” Moreno said. “This will signal that the city is truly committed to equity across all neighborhoods. These dirt streets are vestiges of the past, maintained by policies that are over six decades old.”

This item was heard at the Active Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Meeting on July 29, 2020 and passed unanimously with a request to return to Committee with a financial and legal analysis of the proposed changes.

WHAT: Active Transportation and Infrastructure Committee — Item 5

WHO: City Councilmember Vivian Moreno, District 8

WHEN: Wednesday, October 14 – Committee begins at 2PM

WHERE: TV Channel 24 for Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable or Channel 99 for AT&T, or view the meetings online (link is external)



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