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Proposition B Promises More Funds To Fix SF Potholes

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) - The pace of re-paving roads and filling potholes would pick up in San Francisco if voters approve Proposition B on the November ballot. There would also be money for bicycle and pedestrian safety in this $248 million bond measure.

Roughly one-half of San Francisco's 805 miles of streets are in a state of disrepair, according to a city study. The bond money would help to fix some of those stretches of roadway, including adding disability curb ramps and other street redesigns with pedestrians and cyclists in mind.

"I fully recognize our streets need dollars, I get it. They desperately do," conceded supervisor Sean Elsbernd. "I just don't think this is the way to fund that work."

He argues that filling potholes and the like should be a general taxpayer expense only.

Supervisor Scott Weiner supports the measure, saying this is the only way to get the job done.

KCBS' Barbara Taylor Reports:

Proposition B requires two-thirds voter approval.

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