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July 31, 2017

The Sidewalk Repair Program Environmental Review Has Begun

The City has engaged in a massive Sidewalk Repair Program in part to repair and upgrade sidewalks and curb ramps adjacent to City-owned pedestrian facilities, so that they are compliant with applicable accessibility requirements.  Street tree removals and replacements, along with utility relocations, may be needed, as well. Additionally, the City may adopt policies and/or ordinances to assist in the administration of the proposed Sidewalk Repair Program and its objectives.
In order to do this, the City must engage in an environmental review of the project. A Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Initial Study (IS), which describe the proposed Sidewalk Repair Program and the anticipated scope of the Environmental Impact Review, are available for public review and comment at the following website:
Ways to provide input: 
Make a comment at a scoping meeting:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ronald F Deaton Civic Auditorium
100 W 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Monday, August 14, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mid-Valley Senior Citizen Center
8825 Kester Avenue
Panorama City, CA 91402

Thursday, August 24, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Westchester Senior Citizen Center
8740 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Submit comments at
Email with “SRP” in the subject line and a valid mailing address in the email;
Mail written comments to:

Shilpa Gupta, Environmental Supervisor I
Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering
Environmental Management Group
1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Mail Stop 939
Los Angeles, CA 90015

4 comments on “The Sidewalk Repair Program Environmental Review Has Begun”

  1. My grandparents' generation would see something broken and just fix it. I don't understand the need for multiple meetings and environmental impact reports to fix what's an obvious problem. It's not like they're installing new sidewalks where they previously didn't exist, right? I'm a huge fan of the environment (as everyone who is alive should be) but to me to me the concept of environmental review is usually a bureaucratic stalling technique that adds unnecessary time and cost to any project. If they see a sidewalk like the one in the picture it's pretty obvious to anyone with any semblance of common sense of needs to be replaced. No need for meetings or studies. That's my 2¢ (not adjusted for inflation).

  2. Why don't they just take the back log of service requests and just fix the problem. My service request is a good 3 to 4 years old. Probably should check if they are still active or deleted????

  3. When they did repair the sidewalk in front of my house on Aldea, the Mental Giants In Charge did it on a school day at 3pm, meaning that the cement was ripe for taggers. So I have had to look at a swastika and KKK since then.

  4. First remove these damn root bound trees that are not only messing up the sidewalks but costing homeowners thousands in plumbing problems! Don't get me started on how much those damn tree roots have cost me since we bought our house in 2009

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