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Los Angeles: City of Broken Sidewalks

Los Angeles faces significant deferred sidewalk infrastructure repairs, including damage caused by poor street tree maintenance. What’s LA’s plan to address the problem and mounting liability across our neighborhoods?

LA Times Editorial on Fixing L.A. Sidewalks and Saving Trees – November 16, 2015

Citywide Sidewalk Repair Program Update – November 13, 2015

Proposed Implementation Options for Sidewalk Repair Plan – May 26, 2015

“LA Agrees to Spend $1.3 Billion to Fix Sidewalks” – April 1, 2015

LA Times Editorial: "City of Broken Sidewalks" – April 17, 2014

LA Times Editorial: "Fixing LA’s Sidewalks" – February 23, 2014

Bureau of Street Services Report on "Limited Sidewalk Repair Plan" – January 2014

City to Study "Save Our Streets LA" Program, Repair Bond

Bureau of Street Services Report to City Council Public Works Committee – August 2012

City Council Committee Asks Bureau of Street Services to Report Back on Scope of Tree-Damaged Sidewalk Problem – February 2012

Bureau of Street Services Report – January 2012

Sample NC Motion on Sidewalk Repair Responsibility Due to Tree Root Damage

LA Neighbors Supplemental Comments on Proposed Ordinance to Shift Sidewalk Repair Responsibility to Property Owners

LA Neighbors Comments on Proposed Ordinance to Shift Sidewalk Repair Responsibility to Property Owners

Spread the Word: Help Us Stop the City Council's Sidewalk Money Grab!

Core Service Crisis in Los Angeles: LA Neighbors United Offers "Key Principles for Constructive Action" on Tree Trimming and Sidewalk Repair

Proposed Ordinance Shifting Responsibility for Sidewalk Repair to Property Owners
Ordinance would repeal this language in the municipal code since 1973: "Preventive measures and repairs or reconstruction to curbs, driveways or sidewalks required as the result of tree root growth shall be repaired by the Board [of Public Works] at no cost to the adjoining property owner."

Community Post: Jack Humphreville on LA’s Sidewalk Solution

City Council Action — April 2010

Bureau of Street Services Report — April 2010

Bureau of Street Services Report — December 2009

Realtors Rebut Donald Shoup on Point-of-Sale Plan for Sidewalks

Bureau of Street Services Report — February 2008

City Council Action — June 2007

Bureau of Street Services Report – February 2007

City of Broken Sidewalks, Missed Opportunity

 

 

 

 

City of Broken Sidewalks