LA Mayor Eric Garcetti on fixing potholes, and whether Bob Filner should resign

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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

Today marks the launch of Operation Neighborhood Blitz, an initiative to take LA’s pothole problem seriously and fix up the streets. Repair trucks will visit each LA neighborhood council area twice a year to find potholes and fill them.

The program is in line with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s campaign focus of getting “back to the basics.” The pothole problem isn’t new – it was also a priority for former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

During the next two weeks, the pothole truck will also be making its way through Sunland-Tujunga, Foothill Trails, Pacoima, Sylmar, Granada Hills North, Porter Ranch, Chatsworth and Northridge.

The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services will coordinate with the city’s 100 neighborhood councils to identify pothole problem areas in each community.

Garcetti said he wants to eventually respond to pothole complaints within 48 hours.

KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis spoke to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about his campaign to fix LA’s potholes. They also discussed whether San Diego Mayor Bob Filner should resign over allegations of sexual harassment.