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L.A. street repair agency riddled with problems, audit finds
L.A. street repair agency riddled with problems, audit finds

City auditors revealed Thursday that the bureau charged with fixing and maintaining Los Angeles' streets is beset with problems that include failing to collect or spend hundreds of millions of dollars, keeping shoddy records and neglecting to address the most heavily trafficked roads first. The woes of L.A. streets are already obvious to anyone on wheels or foot: Streets so pockmarked or broken that the city gives them aD or F grademake up nearly 40% of city roadways. Mike Eveloff, president of the advocacy group Fix the City, argued that the battered roads imposed a "hidden tax" on Angelenos, who end up paying for cars damaged by potholes and other untallied expenses. ...

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