Mayor Virg Bernero and his chief of staff, Jerry Ambrose, had a couple of clear messages for Lansing drivers Tuesday:
• The potholes will be filled.
• Better roads for the capital city - and the surrounding area - rest on the state's ability to provide more money.
Time to start calling state legislators, such as Reps. Joan Bauer, Mark Meadows, Barb Byrum, Rick Jones and Paul Opsommer and Sens. Gretchen Whitmer, Patty Birkholz and Alan Cropsey. The state has to take more of a leadership position on this issue - starting with a state fuel tax increase - if local communities are to have decent roads.