Council Members, Mayor Want To Increase Spending On City Roads

“I made it very clear that whatever the number is, they should not be politically influenced at all,” said Chang. “If it’s a hundred million so be it; if it’s more so be it.”

Members of the asphalt industry are wary of purchasing new equipment to ramp-up road repairs in the coming years if there?s not a solid financial commitment from the city.

“We believe that the current level of funding is needed to maintain the roads if not more,” said Jon Young, executive director of the Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry, a trade group representing twenty-seven hot mix asphalt producers in the state. “If the budget drops off, it’s unlikely they would need new equipment.”

(source: KITV, click here for complete story)

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