PRESS RELEASE: Ryu Motion on Concrete Streets Passes Public Works Committee

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the City Council Committee on Public Works and Gang Reduction voted to approve a motion introduced by Councilmember David Ryu which instructs the City Administrative Officer, the Chief Legislative Analyst, the Bureau of Engineering, the Bureau of Street Services and Contract Administration to conduct a cost comparison analysis of concrete street projects, including a cost benefit of using city crews versus outside contractors, and comparing the cost, longevity and customer satisfaction of concrete versus asphalt streets. The motion also instructs the City to address its backlog of “D” and “F” rated streets. It now moves to City Council for a full vote. Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 4, 2017

 

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Ryu Motion on Concrete Streets Passes Public Works Committee

The motion now heads to a full vote before City Council

 

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the City Council Committee on Public Works and Gang Reduction voted to approve a motion introduced by Councilmember David Ryu which instructs the City Administrative Officer, the Chief Legislative Analyst, the Bureau of Engineering, the Bureau of Street Services and Contract Administration to conduct a cost comparison analysis of concrete street projects, including a cost benefit of using city crews versus outside contractors, and comparing the cost, longevity and customer satisfaction of concrete versus asphalt streets. The motion also instructs the City to address its backlog of “D” and “F” rated streets. It now moves to City Council for a full vote. Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

“I’m pleased to see this motion pass through committee today, and I look forward to hearing it in City Council. This issue may seem small to some, but few things are more universal to Angelenos than what we walk and drive on every day. The fact is, we needs to get better at how and when we fix our broken streets.”

Concrete streets are required in many Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs), and in hillside neighborhoods with stability concerns, concrete is the only viable roadway material.

“We cannot kick the can down the road any longer, and we must come up with a plan for replacing these concrete streets. I hope our City will begin to think more comprehensively and in the long-term when it comes to road repair, and that we can soon begin laying down a smarter, stronger roadway for Los Angeles.”

Read Councilmember Ryu’s motion here.

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Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.

 


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