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Eric Garcetti Wants to Fill Your Nasty Pothole, Now

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City Council President Eric Garcetti hates potholes, and chances are, you do too. If you've got a loathsome pothole that is ruining your commute (not to mention your vehicle) Garcetti says don't hesitate to phone it in to 3-1-1 so crews can come fill it.It's all part of "Operation Pothole," a joint effort of Garcetti, the Board of Public Works, and the Bureau of Street Services. The first major effort to fill the cursed potholes will happen the weekend of January 8-9, when the city will deploy 50 crews each day to do some serious filling; they estimate 10,000-15,000 potholes will get filled over those two days.

“The more potholes that we can identify, the more potholes we can fill,” said Council President Garcetti. “Please don’t assume that the city will magically know about the pothole near your house or on your way to work. Pick up the phone and call 3-1-1 to report it.” Better to fill the potholes now, too--budget crunch or not--since not filling them is going to cost everyone more in the long run.