http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comme ... alypse-now
Way back in 2006 the Dallas City Council said our streets needed to be 87 percent satisfactory. I forget why or how they settled on a B-plus -- maybe it was because they couldn't count any higher.
Ever since then our streets have been on a long, slow slide toward a failing grade, like I have to tell you. But we were warned. Way back in April 2015, when assistant city manager Mark McDaniel told the council that if the city doesn't don't do something pronto, by the time the calendar hits 2017 only 69.8 percent of Dallas' thoroughfares will be considered "satisfactory." By which I think he meant "driveable."