Los Angeles Mayor
The goal of his "Great Streets" program, the mayor has said, is to make streets more pedestrian-friendly and attract businesses. The mayor's staff said Monday that $800,000 has been initially budgeted for the project.
Garcetti first announced the program in October, and said that it would target up to 40 neighborhoods and focus a variety of resources on improvements. He pointed to intersections such as Sunset Junction in Silver Lake and Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village that underwent a revival during his 12 years as a city councilman representing those areas.
He mentioned the project again in his first State of the City address in April as part of his agenda to improve the quality of life in L.A. Designated streets will be "the standard-bearers of a revitalized city, one main street at a time," he said.