LA Potholes: Councilman Joe Buscaino Proposes A $3 Billion Measure To Fix The Streets (VIDEO)

04/04/2013 02:17 pm ET

Driving the streets of LA is like navigating a battlefield. Thanks to the thousands of potholes, you never know when you're going to break a rim, blow a tire or just scare the living daylight out of yourself.

But would you hand over $35 from your wallet to the city today to fix those potholes? LA Councilman Joe Buscaino is proposing what he says would be the largest public works project in the country -- a $3 billion measure to fix LA's potholes, ABC reports. That would come down to about $35 per resident.

Buscaino said the pothole problem becomes twice as expensive to fix for every 10 years of inaction. His goal is to get the measure on the November 2014 ballot.

If Angelenos don't vote for the tax increase, they “will end up paying indirectly, through increased auto repairs, higher bus fares, increased gas consumption, more traffic and lower property values," the councilman said on his web site.

Buscaino and another councilman, Mitchell Englander, are holding a series of public meetings to hear public comment on the matter. The first one was held Wednesday at City Hall. Click here to see the schedule of meetings.

In the meantime, Angelenos can report potholes through the city's new iPhone and Android app called MyLA311 or by calling 1-800-966-CITY.

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