Faulconer Brings Forward Plan to Speed Up Street Repair, Neighborhood Projects

Reform Package Will Speed Up Street Projects by an Average of 20%

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego, CA – Today Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer held a media availability at Memorial Pool in Logan Heights to discuss his reform package to repair the City’s repair system.

Mayor Faulconer has proposed more than 20 reforms to the City’s infrastructure program that will help complete neighborhood projects more quickly and efficiently. Once implemented, projects like street repair will be completed 20 percent faster on average.

Reconstruction of the Memorial Pool was delayed several months because contractors failed to fill out the bidding forms correctly when using an outdated paper system. One of Mayor Faulconer’s reforms is to create an online bidding system that would help avoid this problem in the future. Just like other websites that use online forms, only completed forms can be submitted. Contractors will instantly know if there are any errors, leading to fewer delays.

The Memorial Pool reopened to the public in August 2014 after a $3.4 million demolition and replacement project that included a larger pool, installation of a children’s play area, new covered bleachers and a picnic area.

The reforms – set to be presented today to the City Council at its 2 p.m. meeting – will focus on technology to increase program efficiency, reduce bureaucracy and provide better financial oversight and cash management. See this PDF icon Fact Sheet for specifics on the reforms.

CONTACT: Craig Gustafson (619) 453-9880 or [email protected]