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Studio City Gets Funding for Sidewalk Repairs

L.A. City Council earmarks $163,400 for repair work along Ventura Boulevard.

L.A. Councilman Paul Krekorian and his children test a recently upgraded intersection in North Hollywood. Photo credit: Paul Krekorian's office
L.A. Councilman Paul Krekorian and his children test a recently upgraded intersection in North Hollywood. Photo credit: Paul Krekorian's office

By City News Service

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday earmarked $163,400 for sidewalk repairs along Ventura Boulevard in the Studio City area.

City Councilman Paul Krekorian asked his colleagues to approve the funds for the sidewalk repair projects along Ventura Boulevard, the Valley's major thoroughfare.

One of the repairs will occur around 11533 Ventura Blvd., a well-traveled area dotted with numerous retail shops and eateries, said Krekorian spokesman Jeremy Oberstein.

The funds will not come out of the city's general operating dollars, but from the Ventura-Cahuenga Boulevard Specific Plan Project Impact Assessment trust, a pot of money developers pay into when they do projects in the area.

"Our residents should not have to wade through broken or even non-existent sidewalks in Los Angeles, and I am ready to tackle this issue throughout my district," Krekorian said.

Krekorian's motion also directs the Transportation and Planning departments to identify possible sidewalk repair projects elsewhere in the San Fernando Valley that would qualify for the project impact assessment funds.

Krekorian, who sits on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board, recently worked to get two new traffic signals activated in North Hollywood and is looking into increasing transportation options in the North Hollywood Arts District.

Do not take a Lane out on Lankershim for bikes November 29, 2013 at 10:02 PM
That is alot of money for a city that is broken wait a wastie of money. What kind transportation options in the North Hollywood Arts District is he look in to just a other photo opit for this guy can't wait for 2015 when he will be vote out of office.
U - M November 30, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Nice, but when I as a house owner ask the city to fix our more or less destroyed sidewalk in front of our house, due to the trees which belong to the city, I am told I have to pay for the repair myself. Nice.

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