The Sidewalk Repair Program (the Project) is implemented citywide, over an area that covers approximately 467 square miles.
The Project is a citywide program intended to modify the manner in which sidewalk repair projects are undertaken pursuant to the City's obligations under the Willits Settlement, which includes various City actions that will provide improved access to persons with mobility disabilities in accordance with local, state, and federal accessibility requirements.
The Project includes an ordinance that will guide the construction of future sidewalk repairs; curb ramp repairs; crosswalk paving;street tree retention, removal and replacement; canopy pruning; root pruning;and applicable utility work for 30 years within the City.
The new ordinance (LAMC 62.104.1) revises the way sidewalk repairs pursuant to the Willits Settlement, are reviewed and approved, and is intended generally to improve and streamline the implementation process. The primary components of the ordinance include:
• Specific parameters to enable most sidewalk repairs to proceed as ministerial approvals, not subject to further environmental review applicable to discretionary actions.
• A streamlined discretionary approval process for sidewalk repair projects falling ou1side the specific parameters allowed for a ministerial sidewalk repair approval.
• A streamlined discretionary approval process for sidewalk repair projects involving the proposed removal of three or more street trees.
• A revised Street Tree Retention, Removaland Replacement Policy.
• Mandatory Project Design Features (PDFs) generally consisting of regulatory compliance measures and standard construction conditions and procedures.