Former Pacific Palisades resident and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has expanded his resume to include street repair.
He filled a pothole on a street near his Brentwood home.
On a Twitter, he explained, “Today, after the whole neighborhood has been upset about this giant pothole that’s been screwing up cars and bicycles for weeks, I went out with my team and fixed it. I always say, let’s not complain, let’s do something about it. Here you go.” (click here.)
With the above average rainfall to the Los Angeles area, there has been an unprecedented number of requests for pothole repair for City streets. Since December 30, there have been 19,692 service requests, and according to the City, as of April 6, crews had filled 17,549 potholes.
Because of Schwarzenegger’s action, now LA City crews only have 17,548 left to fill.
The City told NBC Channel 4 that the hole filled was a SoCal Gas trench. Residents said it did not matter whether it was a pothole or a trench, it was still a hazard.
Residents had been calling 311 for weeks asking for this problem to be addressed.
Their calls went unanswered. So residents took the situation into their own hands.
I do the same thing with graffiti or tagging… If I see it, I clean it off.
If something bothers you and you can fix it, why not do so?