LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilmember Tony Cardenas filled a pothole at the intersection of Gilmore and Cedros streets on Monday (June 6) to celebrate the success of this year’s “Operation Pothole,” the City’s street resurfacing push that deployed over 100 street services crews over two days. A month ago, the Mayor asked Angelenos to report any pothole locations to help the Board of Public Works target where to fill an unprecedented 20,000 potholes during “Operation Pothole.”

“For many Angelenos, quality of life directly correlates with the quality of their daily commute. By filling 20,000 potholes this weekend, we have helped improve our streets, reduced the amount of time residents spend in their cars as well as how much money they spend on auto repairs.

The momentum from “Operation Pothole” will help propel our year-round efforts to re-surface streets and alleviate traffic congestion. This year’s budget allocates funding to fill 300,000 potholes, a 20% increase from last year.

We need your help to ensure that every community in Los Angeles can reap the benefits of having smoother, safer streets. Please continue to identify potholes in your neighborhood by calling 3-1-1. Together, we will be able to fill two million potholes by the end of this year.”