Hundreds of LA Streets Neglected for Decades to be Repaired Under New Ordinance

Hundreds of streets throughout Los Angeles that were deemed “non-public” as many as 80 years ago due to a lack of funds to fix them during the Great Depression are getting re-designated as “public” due to a new ordinance adopted Wednesday.

The city of Los Angeles adopted a new ordinance put forth by councilmember Bob Blumenfield to finally re-designate about 180 miles of streets that are in terrible condition.

The ordinance calls for pot holes to be filled and pavement to be poured, which will result in safety being increased.

Blumenfield's office said the ordinance will go into effect in 30 days. During that time, people living near the crumbling streets can expect to see city engineers in their neighborhoods to assess which streets should be fixed first and how much the repairs will cost.