Re “Shining stars coming to Hollywood Walk of Fame,” June 28 issue
$3.5 million to study the Walk of Fame when Hollywood has hundreds of homeless people? What are our priorities, where is our common sense? This is outrageous!
I am pleased that our City Council members OK’d Councilman Mitch O’Farrell’s motion to provide the funds to improve the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That’s how it should be.
But what gets me is that the same City Council refused to allocate comparable funds requested by the L.A. Bureau of Street Services to upgrade our road repair technology – based on the findings of an elite volunteer team of experienced scientists and engineers who studied the problem several years ago. Had our elected leaders allocated the modest funds for the Get-Rid-of-the-Potholes project, by now we probably would have roads that require little maintenance, never mind the billions of dollars we now need for extensive repairs – that are bound to worsen with time. What’s more, licensing the advanced technology to other cities could have financed many improvements and solved many problems (such as the homeless crisis) in Los Angeles. Oh well. I guess that’s politics.