"According to a 2012 Bureau of Streets report, Los Angeles has an estimated 4,600 miles of bad sidewalks, many of them dangerously buckled or uplifted by tree roots that haven't been maintained in decades. Estimated repair costs would be about $1.5 billion..."
"Council members Joe Buscaino and Mitchell Englander have discussed what should go into the $3-billion bond proposal, so I called Buscaino to see if sidewalks could get some of that money. His staff told me he'd been mulling that question, and arranged for me to meet him at an address on the 300 block of Grand Avenue in San Pedro." CONTINUE READING