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Controller's Audit Suggest Sidewalk Solutions

Updated: Dec 31, 2021

According to the Los Angeles Times, L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin is calling for a citywide assessment of broken and buckled sidewalks, saying “city workers are still struggling to make headway on repairs that are required as part of a major legal settlement.” In a 47-page audit, Galperin asked the Department of Public Works to focus on smaller segments of broken pavement, rather than replacing much longer stretches of sidewalk, including sections that are not necessarily damaged. Over five years ago, in response to a lawsuit filed by disability rights advocates, city leaders agreed to spend more than $1.3 billion on sidewalk fixes and upgrades over a 30-year period.

Read the Los Angeles Times article here.

How to request a sidewalk repair here.


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