Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Road repair bond

If A Tree Falls In A #RoadBond, Do Editorial Writers Hear?

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Today’s Los Angeles Times has two editorials that don’t quite go together. In the editorial South L.A. needs trees, the Times reviews tree removal underway for Metro’s Crenshaw rail line. Almost channeling their inner Lorax, the Times lauds the city and county’s “ambitious post-construction plans” for “planting twice as many trees as they remove, and adding […]

Livability Advocates Dominate #RoadBond Hearing, Press Ignores

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On Wednesday, the City Council Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee ordered city staff to study funding options for a bond proposal to fix city streets. You may remember Council Members Joe Buscaino, who happens to chair the Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee, and Mitch Englander proposed a property tax increase to fund a […]

Englander/Buscaino Road Bond Off the Ballot for 2013

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It’s official. Moments ago, Council Members Mitch Englander and Joe Buscaino pulled the plug on efforts to place a $3 billion property tax bond that would fund road repair from the Spring ballot. The Council Members ammeded their motion requesting the city attorney draft a motion with language for a ballot in “the future.” “Providing […]