In the latest video, released this week, Turko spoke with a resident that has his own theory on why the city is holding out on constructing the link. Turko also talked with County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who backed up the idea that the project was meant to be completed by now and it's in the hands of the city of Santee.
"It was said over and over that after the 52 was punched through to the 67 then we would extend Mast Boulevard," Jacob said in the video. "I heard it from officials at the city of Santee."
Santee Councilmember Jack Dale previously told Turko he is against finishing the road because he thinks it will mostly benefit Lakeside residents.
Turko spoke with Tomme Ferreira, who lives in the neighborhood of the unfinished road. Ferreira said he thinks the city wants to make a deal with the county to incorporate 67 homes yet to be built on county land (click here for more on the KB Homes project) into the city of Santee and build the road with the extra property tax revenues.
"Those monies would likely cover no more than the costs of providing services to those new residences, not sufficient to cover costs elsewhere in the city– especially not enough to cover the $4 million-plus for a road extension," Santee City Manager Keith Till wrote in an email given to Santee Patch.Also read: