(KMOV) – Some Berkeley residents say their complaints about concerns about knee-deep potholes are falling deaf ears.
They have been complaining to city hall for months with no avail.
Residents who live on Kathlyn Drive and McKibbon Road in Berkeley say they live in fear of children falling into two big holes on the block. Lorie Gregory is among the neighbors who say they’ve been calling to city hall, demanding that someone cover the craters. But neighbors say the city has ignored their concerns about safety.
The city says a homeowner’s broken sewer lateral is what damaged the street. Interim City Manager, Fire Chief Henry Williams, would not go on camera, but he issued a statement that reads:
Berkeley City Council approved a request to assist one of our residents in the sewer lateral process…The resident is an elderly female on a fixed income and without the measures taken by the City this task would not be accomplished. ..the city will begin this process in hopes of maintaining a safe and quality way of life for all of the residents that are involved or affected by this situation.