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Predictably, Nothing is Happening With New Orleans’ Pothole-Fixing Task Force

Lack of feedback from the city is holding things up

Like that giant pothole that’s been destroying tires on your street for years, apparently nothing is going on with the city’s Fix My Streets Financing Working Group.

Created last year to fund work on the city’s interior streets—those running between major thoroughfares—one member of the task force is saying things are moving way too slowly.

A 10-page report the task force submitted to the Landrieu administration in March has been ignored. The original plan asked the task force to issue recommendations so lawmakers could act on them, but the legislative session is now over for the year.

Another project of the group, a comprehensive study detailing the condition of every street in the city, also has been delayed.

At the group’s meeting Wednesday, officials from the state Department of Transportation and Development discussed options for funding road work, "but it’s unlikely any of them would be a perfect fit for New Orleans."

'I’m not here to waste my time': Slow pace of group seeking New Orleans road fixes irks member [The Advocate]

Task Force to Figure Out How to Pay to Fix New Orleans' Terrible Streets [Curbed NOLA]