City pothole complaints reach all-time high

According to a new report by city public advocate Bill DeBlasio, pothole problems in the city are getting worse, and most of the complaints are

BROOKLYN - According to a new report by city public advocate Bill DeBlasio, pothole problems in the city are getting worse, and most of the complaints are coming from Brooklyn.

DeBlasio is speaking out against the city's method of responding to 311 calls from citizens reporting potholes. According to DeBlasio, a pothole complaint can be dropped altogether if an inspector deems the problem to be a sinkhole instead. In that case, another call would have to be made so that another inspector could look at it. DeBlasio says the process slows down repairs and costs taxpayers more money.

The borough with the most pothole complaints is Brooklyn, where complaints have jumped from over 17,000 in 2006 to nearly 19,000 this year.

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