The essential work of maintenance, repair, and improvement in publicly shared spaces continues in our neighborhoods, and the city is providing those services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These services include, but are not limited to:
- Shifting street resurfacing projects and street sweeping to select high traffic streets and major commercial corridors to minimize impact on residential streets as more people are at home and vehicular traffic is less during this time. Yucca Street in Hollywood will soon be resurfaced. Additional information can be found here.
- Partnering with the Hollywood YMCA to provide showers and bathrooms for unhoused individuals between the hours of 9am and 2pm.
- Offering extra trash pick-ups on regularly scheduled collection days through Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment.
- Through a motion I co-introduced, StreetsLA started the installation of hand sanitizing stations at heavily used bus stops in partnership with Outfront JC Decaux.
- Partnered with our local farmers markets to help promote improved social distancing, and ensured there are public safety operational plans approved by StreetsLA in order to remain open.
- Relaxed parking enforcement for posted street sweeping routes, but residents must comply with other, temporary parking restrictions for StreetsLA street resurfacing, sidewalk repairs, and tree trimming projects or they risk being ticketed or towed.
- The Bureau of Contract Administration inspectors are visiting construction sites to ensure that social distancing is being practiced and protective equipment is being provided.
- In March alone, nearly 3,500 lights throughout the city have been repaired by Bureau of Street Lighting crews as they continue their work to keep the streets illuminated.
- Offering free electric vehicle charging through its electric vehicle chargers attached to streetlights in the City of Los Angeles.
- The Council District 13 Clean Team continues to remove trash and debris along our public rights-of-way.
We will continue to provide basic city services, and keep the city operating, while under the Safer at Home Emergency Order. If you have any questions, please reach out to my office.