So, how many potholes could have been filled ...

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This pothole on Weber Street  Vermijo Avenue looms a bit larger than the mayor's new book. - PAM ZUBECK
  • Pam Zubeck
  • This pothole on Weber Street Vermijo Avenue looms a bit larger than the mayor's new book.

OK, OK. Maybe too much has been made of Mayor Steve Bach's so-called book about how wonderful his term as mayor was, or wasn't. But give us one more shot at connecting the dots.

On Tuesday, the city issued a news release announcing that Bach had penned a 143-page book (downloadable here), called Building a Better Tomorrow and listing all of his accomplishments while serving as the city's first strong mayor.
Mayor Steve Bach released a book this week, “Building a Better Tomorrow,” documenting the city’s progress in the first four years of its new council-mayor (“Strong Mayor”) form of government.

“Building a Better Tomorrow is a chronology of the City of Colorado Springs team including City Council, staff and volunteers all working together and making great strides in securing a bright future for our community,” said Mayor Steve Bach.
Today, the city issued another news release, saying it had filled 5,000 potholes last week. It had already filled 6,853 in January and February, more than the 3,997 filled those two months last year.

But alas, motorists continue to dodge chuck holes all over town, which made us wonder: How many potholes could have been filled with the $2,604.60 spent publishing the mayor's book? (That figure doesn't include staff time spent on the project.)

Answer: At $11.44 each, a figure provided by the city, 227 potholes could have been filled with the money spent on the book.

Just saying.

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