…is marred with potholes, apparently. Or at least the pavement is. Government statistics show about a fifth of San Jose’s roads are in poor condition, and a recent survey released by an industry-funded transportation research group pegged the condition of San Jose pavement as the worst in the nation.

Yesterday, KQED anchor Joshua Johnson interviewed Hans Larsen, the acting Deputy Director of San Jose’s Department of Transportation, about the state of the city’s roads.

Here’s the raw audio of Larsen discussing the purpose of today’s city council study meeting focused on eliminating the backlog of road repairs.

Larsen on City Council meeting:[audio:http://ww2.kqed.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2010/10/Larsen-City-Council-mtg.mp3]

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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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