Reconnecting Los Angeles One Sidewalk at a Time

The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering (BOE) has started the environmental review process for the proposed Sidewalk Repair Program (proposed Project). The proposed Project would continue, amend and expand implementation of Safe Sidewalks LA over approximately 30 years to in order to make City pedestrian facilities compliant with applicable accessibility requirements. Existing sidewalks and walkways will be repaired or replaced under the proposed Project. Street tree removals and replacements, along with utility relocations, may be needed. The City may adopt policies and/or ordinances to assist in the efficient administration of the proposed Project and its objectives.

BOE has determined that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is required. A Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Initial Study (IS), which describe the proposed Project and the anticipated scope of the EIR, are available for public review and comment. This phase in the environmental review process is called the “scoping period” (see figure below) and typically lasts 30 days. The scoping comment period for this proposed Project is 50 days.

Agency and public input during the scoping period will shape the scope and content of the analysis in the Draft EIR. Once completed, the Draft EIR will include the results of the technical studies the City conducted and be circulated for public and agency review and comment.

All interested parties are encouraged to visit sidewalks.lacity.org/environmental-review-process to learn more about the proposed Project and EIR process.

Also, to submit a comment, please do one of the following:

– Online
Submit comments online at: sidewalks.lacity.org/environmental-review-process. Please be sure to include your contact information.

– Email
Email shilpa.gupta@lacity.org with “SRP” as the subject. Please also include your name, a valid mailing address, and telephone number in the email so we may contact you if we have any questions regarding your comment. This information will also allow us to add you to our mailing list so you can learn when the Draft EIR becomes available.

– Mail
You can mail written comments to:

Shilpa Gupta, Environmental Supervisor I
Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering
Environmental Management Group
1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Mail Stop 939
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Please be sure to submit your comment(s) by the end of the scoping period on Friday, September 15, 2017.