Mayor Andre Dickens announced the City’s recently revived “Pothole Posse” is exceeding its goals, having already filled 1,085 potholes in its first month on the job.
“When I worked alongside the Pothole Posse, we heard directly from residents how grateful they were to have their streets repaired,” said Mayor Dickens. “I am excited that the Pothole Posse is already exceeding our goals after only a month on the job. And I am grateful for the team’s exemplary work, which is representative of all our frontline workers across the city.”
Mayor Dickens relaunched the Pothole Posse during his State of the City address on April 4, pledging to repair 30 potholes per day. The group was originally formed under the leadership of then-Mayor Shirley Franklin to make quick repairs in response to residents’ reports.
“We know we need to invest not just in patching holes but in building strong infrastructure,” Mayor Dickens added. “If Atlanta voters approve the Moving Atlanta Forward 2022 Infrastructure Program this month, we will be able to put $460 million into our transportation and trails networks all across our city.”