In just 10 years the Olympics will be back in Los Angeles, are we all excited?! The streets and sidewalks in the city are a disaster, and two council members are concerned that they'll make L.A. look bad when the games come to town.
On Wednesday Councilmen Mitchell Englander and Joe Buscaino introduced a motion pointing out that 38% of the city's streets have a failing grade of D or F.
They added that the city has only just begun a $1.4 billion plan to fix sidewalks over the next 30 years. Englander and Buscaino say funds to fix the streets could possibly come from Measure M, the sales tax L.A. voters approved in 2016, and from the state wide gas tax from Jerry Brown.
Councilman Englander said in a statement:
“With the Olympics only 10 years away, we need a plan now detailing how we’re going to get our City’s infrastructure in shape for the games. The voters of Los Angeles have given us an incredible opportunity to fix our broken streets and sidewalks and to do so in a timely manner. The revenues are there, it’s up to us to make a game plan and execute.”