Los Angeles City Councilmen Paul Krekorian, 2nd District, and Joe Buscaino, 15th District, have announced a series of meetings during the next month at which residents can provide input about the city’s sidewalk repair program. After the meetings conclude, the councilmen will recommend a policy to the city council, which will vote on a comprehensive program to fix sidewalks next to homes, schools and businesses in the fall.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 30 at 6 p.m. at the Estelle Van Meter Senior Center, 606 E. 76th St. The following meeting — which is the only one scheduled on the city’s westside — will be held on Tuesday, July 28 at 6 p.m. at the Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine St.
Additional meetings will be held on Wednesday, July 29 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock; and on Thursday, July 30 at 6 p.m. at Van Nuys City Hall, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd.
“We are determined to come up with a fair and comprehensive sidewalk repair program for the city of Los Angeles,” Krekorian said. “In order to do that, we need to get input from residents and stakeholders across the city. These meetings over the next month will engage the public and help inform our decisions as we create a policy that will improve our sidewalks for decades to come. Please come out and let us know what you think will work for our city. We want to hear from you.”
For more than a year, Krekorian and Buscaino have worked together to put fixing city sidewalks at the top of the city’s priority list. Their work has resulted in $27 million being allocated for sidewalk repair at parks, libraries and recreation centers, and the creation of a sidewalk repair trust fund. In line with an Adults with Disabilities Association settlement, the city has also dedicated $1.4 billion over the next 30 years to ensure all sidewalks get fixed.
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