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The latest news from Studio City Residents Association

Sidewalk repair program

The potential impact on our members who are homeowners.


Los Angeles city council is moving forward to adopt a program so a start can be made to repair city sidewalks. Before this happens, our Councilmember wants to hear from you.


Two ways to ask your questions, make your concerns known, and to learn more:

  1.  Attend the hearing July 30th @ 6:00 p.m. Van Nuys City Hall, 6262, Van Nuys Blvd.
  2.  Email the Councilman at councilmember.krekorian@lacity.org

Council member Krekorian has stressed that he needs to hear from our community. If attendance at the hearing is not possible then please send an email to him.


A draft ordinance will be put before the City Council later this year and it is important that our members understand the implications of any such program and have their positions be known to our council member.


SCRA will continue to monitor progress.  Some of SCRA’s concerns are that there may be financial impacts and liability issues to the homeowners.


Do you have questions about the repair of city sidewalks? Attached for your
review and comment is a report prepared by the City Administrative Officer (CAO)
to the Mayor and city council members that was requested by the City Council.
The report proposes methods to perform repairs to sidewalks and an allocation of
future responsibility for the sidewalks.
The headings in the report focusses on areas of concern to homeowners. Click on
the link below for the full proposal.

Proposal by city COA to Council

Alternately,  if you would prefer to review an overview of the policy,  you can click on the following link.

Policy Overview of Sidewalk Repair Program


On the Path to Better Sidewalks:
Public Input Meetings Coming to You

City Councilmembers Paul Krekorian and Joe Buscaino will hold a series of joint public hearings of the Budget and Finance and Public Works committees to get input from you on what the city’s program to repair sidewalks next to homes and businesses should look like.  The meeting for the Valley is scheduled for :

Thursday, July 30, @ 6 p.m.
Van Nuys City Hall
6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Los Angeles 91401

The councilmembers want to receive opinions and ideas from residents and stakeholders on the policy options that are critical to help shape the final product before it goes to the full City Council for a vote this fall.

If you have any questions or feedback, please email paul.krekorian@lacity.org



LA Animal Services has a number of brochures available regarding encounters with various wildlife. You can find all the brochures at :http://www.laanimalservices.com/about-animals/wildlife/ .  Click on the following link for the one specifically about coyotes,  Encounters with Coyotes.

To check out construction permits in your area, go to :  https://www.ladbsservices2.lacity.org/OnlineServices/.  Click on the ‘Permit and Inspection Report’ option and choose your specific search option.  Available searches are by : Single Address Search, Address Range Search, or Other Searches.

The LADWP’s Water Conservation Response Unit (WCRU) is ready to investigate water waste reports. You can email water waste incidents to waterwaste@ladwp.com, call  1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397), or use  MYLA311 Online Services. When submitting, include exact address, date and time, and brief description of the water waste.

Planting trees on your own private property? If so, LA City’s Street Tree Selection Guide is an excellent source. You will find information on height, spacing, drought toleracy, crown spread, and much more. This guide can be found at : http://bss.lacity.org/UrbanFor…/StreetTreeSelectionGuide.htm.

If you are planning on planting trees in parkways and other public rights of way, permits are required. For further details and to obtain downloadable applications, go to http://bsspermits.lacity.org/


Information courtesy of our sister organization, Studio City Beautification Association.