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September 16, 2012

Re "A citizens sidewalk brigade," Editorial, Sept. 11

The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services wants to spend $10 million and three years analyzing the state of the city's sidewalks. As every owner of property in L.A. is tied into the Department of Water and Power, a simple solution would be to include a request in every utility bill to have the customer provide a status report of his or her sidewalk with the payment. An appropriate photo could accompany the response. Alternatively, the Neighborhood Councils could provide this information.

I am sure this could be done more rapidly in any of those manners, allowing the $10 million to be better spent.

David J. Gruber

Valley Village


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