Green Scene - Rebuilding San Diego Infrastructure with Mark Kersey

San Diego has a multi-billion dollar backlog of infrastructure projects: sewers, sidewalks, parks, potholes and fire and police stations. We may live in "America's Finest City" -- but much of it is beginning to crumble under our feet due to lack of attention and funding.

Mark is committed to Rebuilding San Diego, making it a better place to live and do business. As chair of the Council's Infrastructure Committee, he is leading the charge to improve San Diego's deteriorating roads, sidewalks, storm drains, parks and libraries. His proposed June 2016 Rebuild San Diego ballot measure (PDF) would create a dedicated stream of funding for infrastructure and secure up to $4-5 billion over the next 30 years.

The City's backlog of infrastructure needs continue to increase, now at a staggering $1 billion plus price tag. Mark's leadership is helping create a better picture of the issue through the funding of never-before-done assessments of key assets like sidewalks and parks and recreation facilities that are helping us hone in on a more accurate number.

Councilman Mark Kersey is committed to Rebuilding San Diego, making it a better place to live and do business. As Chair of the Council's Infrastructure Committee, he proposed the June 2016 Rebuild San Diego ballot measure to create a dedicated stream of funding for infrastructure and secure up to $4-5 billion over the next 30 years.

Completing a Multi-Year Capital plan through the development of the city's first-ever, multi-year capital plan, Mark Kersey is driving the City towards a comprehensive approach to acquiring, planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, renovating, and rehabilitating the City's infrastructure.

Council member Mark Kersey was elected to represent the San Diego 5th District in 2012. His platform: rebuild San Diego's infrastructure keep San Diego's economy competitive invest in public safety

As Chair of the Council's Committee on Infrastructure, he is pursuing an ambitious workplan to reform the way the city evaluates, prioritizes, and invests in infrastructure. Since assuming office he has held infrastructure forums in every Council District in the City, successfully advocated for increased infrastructure investment in the FY15 budget and orchestrated the development of San Diego's first comprehensive Multi-Year Infrastructure Investment Plan.

Mark is also focused on utilizing technology to empower residents and streamline government. He introduced the City's first Open Data Initiative, which will make large quantities of City data available to the public in a convenient and usable format.

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