[Burgess] said that over the last five years, the city has spent $41 million on paving, including $9 million in federal funds. But the half of the city that is eligible for federal money has gotten just $16.25 million in paving — less than half of the total. (Post-Gazette)
Other members said the question of spending was too complex to deal with in a day, and that nearly all areas of the city desperately need resurfacing. (ibid)
Some roads in the City are indeed desperate, and all over it — but are they so desperate that this issue would need to be considered wholly “in a day”? Would it really make a difference if we added the paving issue to the old agenda for a few weeks to a month? These are only questions. We all know this is a microcosm.