Department of Public Works Bureau of Street Services. William A. Robertson Director. PROFESSOR POTHOLE PRESENTS. Bureau of Street Services Programs for the Federation of Neighborhood Councils. Street Resurfacing and Reconstruction Division. Maintains 7,200 miles of streets and alleys.
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Bureau of Street Services
William A. Robertson Director
Bureau of Street Services Programs
Federation of Neighborhood Councils
Reconstruction10 Year Plan
$35 Million for Maintenance
$115 Million for Rehabilitation
Centerline Miles in CD
Council District = x 100%
Allocation Total Maintained
Centerline Miles Citywide
80/20 Allocation Plan
Spending more in reconstruction or using a “worst first” strategy would greatly reduce the number of streets resurfaced and cause an acceleration in the decline of the overall condition of the street system.
Pavements need to be managed, not simply maintained.
Compare various budget scenarios
No Major M&R $35 M/Yr $80 M/Yr $150 M/Yr
The State of California Improvement Act of 1911 provides cities the authority to require property owners to effect repairs to sidewalks abutting their property (California Streets and Highways Code). Should the property owner fail to effect such repairs, city forces are authorized to make the repairs and the property owner is assessed for the cost. However the Los Angeles Municipal Code (Section 62.104, Ordinance No. 146,040 effective July 3, 1974) exempts homeowners from the responsibility for sidewalk repairs caused by tree root growth and places responsibility for these repairs with the City. The Bureau encourages property owners to effect voluntary repairs through the issuance of a no-fee “Class A” permit.
Enlarged Tree Well
Reduce Sidewalk Width
Pour-in-Place Rubberized Sidewalk
Sidewalk RampingSidewalk Repair Options
Our goal is to have over 1.1 million street trees within 20 years.
There are approximately 114,000 potential planting sites.
Citywide there are approximately 50,000 sites ready to plant.