San Benito County officials say they recognize the need to fill a lot of potholes after the wet winter here and they plan to take action soon.
At Tuesday’s county board meeting, supervisors broached the topic of potentially hiring an outside contractor to help ease the burden on public works staff and fill potholes in the county.
Supervisor Anthony Botelho noted now after the extraordinarily wet season two years ago, the county went out and hired a third-party contractor to fill potholes. Board Chairman Mark Medina also chimed in and asked County Administrative Officer Ray Espinosa about the possibility of doing that again.
Espinosa responded by telling board members their feedback is coincidental.
“We actually did meet with a company last week that specializes with assisting us with potholes as well as Measure G,” Espinosa said, referring to the 1 percent sales tax approved by voters in November for road repairs.
Espinosa said the county has started the process to address the many potholes here and said staff would be returning soon with something for supervisors’ consideration.
“We’re already on board with that and trying to fast track,” Espinosa said.