Inside and outside of Oakland

Potholes a persistent problem since at least 1997


In April 1997, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson taunted a former governor to do something about Michigan road conditions. The conditions persist.
  In April 1997, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson taunted former Republican Gov. John Engler about the condition of Michigan roads by standing thigh-deep in a pothole holding a sign saying, “Governor ... How about this pothole?”
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