Renegade Pothole-Fillers

In Portland, a group called "Potholes for Poverty" promises, for a charitable donation, to come by your beat-up street and fill in the offending rut. The City of Portland is not pleased.

City officials have threatened to fine the group if they're caught conducting unauthorized street repair, according to The Portland Tribune:

""On public streets, only permitted contractors and city of Portland crews can do that work," said Cheryl Kuck, transportation bureau spokeswoman."

Ken VanDomelen, the originator of the idea, says his neighbors knew he worked in paving and asked him enough times to do something about the potholes that he agreed to do so but only for a donation to charity.

Full Story: 'Potholes for Poverty’ wants to fix streets, fill charity coffers

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