Although it is barely spring, Los Angeles has already received a year's worth of rain. Due to all this wet weather, our residents reported triple the amount compared to last year. If you look at just the numbers from January through March of last year, we saw a grand total of 5,918 reported potholes.
But in 2019 we saw 17,343 reported between the same period only a year later. It is time for us to address the pothole emergency on our streets head-on. That is why Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and I authored a motion to find and secure $250,000 and resources for a four-week pothole blitz.
In keeping with our theme for March of Women's History Month, I wanted to honor the women of the Bureau of Street Services for their contributions to the City of LA. Day in and day out, these amazing women tackle these potholes and make sure we have safe streets. I have been fighting for gender equality since my first day in office. That is why I was glad to welcome Dora Robles of the All Women Crew to the podium to share her passion for the job and encourage more women to join the ranks of the Bureau of Street Services. It helps to remind folks that the best man for the job is a woman.