L.A. to Fix Sidewalks - Not This Century

Daily News calls the City Council's efforts to fix L.A.'s sidewalks too little, too late.

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June 19, 2000, 3:00 PM PDT

By Ali Valenzuela

A Los Angeles Daily News editorial charges that for the past 20 years the Los Angeles City Council has largely ignored the problem of L.A.'s crumbling sidewalks. As a consequence, L.A. taxpayers have had to pay off numerous sidewalk accident victims accounting for millions of dollars. Last year's total was $2.7 million. The Council's "solution" is to fix 46.5 miles of sidewalk this year--46.5 miles of L.A.'s 10,000 miles of pavement. The council ridiculously plans to employ six officials to walk every foot of the city's sidewalks to assess the damage.

Thanks to Ali Valenzuela

Monday, June 19, 2000 in Los Angeles Daily News


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