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Pothole-Palooza to Continue

City crews vow to circle Los Angeles twice in the coming year to find and fill potholes. Northridge, Chatsworth and Porter Ranch are up next.

Got a pothole? The city of Los Angeles is sending workers out on the hunt for them. Patch file photo.
Got a pothole? The city of Los Angeles is sending workers out on the hunt for them. Patch file photo.

After visiting every neighborhood in Los Angeles and filling about 15,400 potholes and repairing broken sidewalks during the last six months, city street repair crews are ready to do it all over again, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today.

Garcetti began sending street repair trucks to all 99 of Los Angeles' neighborhood council districts last July as part of his “Operation Neighborhood Blitz” initiative, promising Angelenos that city crews will hit each neighborhood twice during the next year.

In the first round, Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services completed repairs at about 500 locations after consulting with “honorary inspectors” -- residents tasked with identifying potholes, sidewalks and curbs in need of fixing.

Declaring the first blitz tour a success, Garcetti said he concluded that "nobody knows better what's going on in their neighborhoods than the people who live there" and that “by working hand in hand with the people of L.A., City Hall can work faster and better.”

The second round started today with a truck stopping in Granada Hills
North, and is expected to continue in Porter Ranch, Chatsworth, Northridge, North Hills, Mission Hills and Panorama City during the next two weeks.

--City News Service

Ziegler February 06, 2014 at 03:44 PM
Winnetka St. near the Chatsworth Courthouse is really egregious with pot holes and in fact the whole street needs paving as you go from North to south.
Tom Thumb February 07, 2014 at 12:44 PM
Riding a bike at night in an area with potholes can be hazardous.

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