San Diego's new mayor wants to spend a lot more money on fixing the city's streets and sidewalks.
Kevin Faulconer has come out with his first budget as mayor and it calls for about a 65-percent increase in spending on capital projects such as potholes, streetlights, city parks, storm drains and fire stations.
The nearly $3 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year in the city of San Diego was scheduled to go before the City Council Tuesday afternoon.
Mayor Faulconer told a news conference Monday that his proposed city budget makes good on his campaign promise to improve San Diego's infrastructure.
The mayor says he plans to spend at least half of an expected increase in tax revenue to fix roads, sidewalks and other city facilities.
Faulconer says his proposed city budget also includes a plan to get more cops and firefighters on duty.