Getting Started

by William A. Moser, Nasland Engineering, San Diego, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Rebuilding America: Infrastructure Rehabilitation


The need for increased funding for infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation is a well recognized problem at all levels of government. Obtaining those funds has proven a difficult problem, particularly in California, where new taxes cannot be imposed without a 2/3 vote of the electorate. In spite of a very high level of public awareness, the public has generally been unwilling to pay more. The San Diego section of the A. S. C. E. has established a task force to address this issue. The objectives of the task force are to create a great sense of public awareness and act as a catalyst for action to local governments and the public in general. This effort has started with the gathering and compilation of data from public agencies within the County of San Diego. This data includes an infrastructure inventory along with information regarding operational and maintenance needs, projected future needs and proposed funding methods.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure | Taxation | Local government | Inventories | Financial management | Lifeline systems | Rehabilitation | Maintenance | California | United States

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