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L.A. councilman seeks systemic plan on sidewalk repairs
L.A. councilman seeks systemic plan on sidewalk repairs

As Los Angeles increases spending to begin addressing a massive backlog of sidewalk repairs, a city councilman is proposing new measures to decide which sidewalks to target first and help homeowners fix broken walkways. Councilman Paul Krekorian said the plan would ensure that Los Angeles repairs aren't done on “a piecemeal basis.” Last year, the city budgeted $10 million to fix sidewalks, but there was no plan in place to determine how best to spend the money, Krekorian said. Delays in decision-making resulted in the bulk of the money being unspent by the end of the budget year in June. This year, city leaders doubled their allocation for sidewalk work to $20...

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