By Tommy Hough
Built quickly on loose soils with poor drainage in 1970, the roadbeds of Gold Coast and Parkdale failed years ago, leaving them in the poor state they've been in for over two decades.
While the city has plans in place to rebuild both streets from the ground up, residents have been told again and again that ground was to be broken on the projects – most recently by March 2021 – only to find nothing occurring, and the wear and tear on their vehicles continuing, along with the wear and tear on the MTS buses that service Gold Coast, and San Diego Unified School District buses now delivering students once again to the three school located along Gold Coast: Salk Elementary, Mason Elementary, and Wangenheim Middle.
Many of our other streets and roads in District 6 are also in poor shape and need to be rebuilt too, including Perseus, Bootes, Saluda, Port Royale, and Jade Coast in Mira Mesa, along with North Limerick in Clairemont.
Please sign our neighbors' petition to the city to accelerate efforts to rebuild our critical arterials, read my Feb. 2019 Times of San Diego opinion piece on the infrastructure failure along Gold Coast, and watch this CBS 8 News package on Gold Coast from early 2019.
A San Diego County planning commissioner and former radio host at 91X and FM 94/9, Tommy Hough works as an environmental consultant with the ReWild Mission Bay campaign, and is a California Democratic Party delegate and the co-founder and former president of San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action.