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THE NEXT LOS ANGELES / TURNING IDEAS INTO ACTION : Livable L.A. : How can we guild a sense of community and improve the quality of life away from job, freeway and police station? : THE TIMES POLL: How to Improve Life in L.A.

July 17, 1994

* Resident's top recommendations: How to improve transportation. (Accepted up to two replies)

Reduce crime: 16%

Tougher law enforcement: 16%

Improve the economy: 15%

More police: 10%

Community centers with activities for children and adults: 6%

Crack down on illegal immigrants: 6%

More programs for children: 6% * Who's most responsible for making L.A. more livable? Family: 31%

Individual: 20%

Government: 20%

Business: 5%

Schools: 4%

Religious institutions: 3%

All equally: 15%

* Would you spend a few hours every few months volunteering to improve transportation?

Yes: 62%

No: 35%

Don't know: 3% * Which one of these ideas do you think would be most effective?

Turn storefronts, lots into community centers and parks: 22%

Create teen-age sports corps: 21%

Transport children to cultural events: 15%

Renew Downtown L.A. neighborhoods: 13%

Have "all-ethnic" days: 12%

Show short films about communities: 4%

Coin-operated exercise machines: 1%

Other/None: 8%

Note: Numbers may not add up to 100% because some responses are not shown.

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