Garcetti Plans to Ramp up Efforts in Street Repair, Safety in Proposed Budget

Flush with revenue from a solid economy, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is planning to ramp up efforts to fix buckled sidewalks, rebuild the city’s most damaged roads and reduce the number of traffic deaths, according to budget materials prepared by his office.

An undated photo shows Crane Boulevard in Mount Washington. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Garcetti’s proposed $9.9-billion budget, to be released later Thursday, will be bolstered by a 5.6% increase in key revenues,...

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