BY KATE HAYDEN: There is a phone number where city complaints about potholes go to die, and it is insurance agent Josh Lafferty’s cellphone number, reports the Des Moines Register. This is a story to remind you that the correct phone number for complaints is 515-283-4950, which will not lead to Lafferty’s voicemail. If your complaint does end up in his voicemail, he will delete it, Lafferty says, as he has no control over fixing the mean city streets. Residents can also file complaints at, or download the free myDSMmobile app on Apple or Android devices.