New York's Alphonse D'Amato was once known as “Senator Pothole” for his attention to constituent minutiae. But we wonder whether his attentiveness ever earned a reward like this one: San Francisco has marked a 200 percent improvement when it comes to filling potholes on time.
In February 2010, the Department of Public Works filled 30 percent of potholes within 72 hours — apparently the gold standard of swift street smoothing. But under Mayor Ed Lee's watch, the city did even better this February, filling 90 percent of potholes within three days, according to the City Controller's Government Barometer report.
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