L.A. Council OKs pilot program to tur...

L.A. Council OKs pilot program to turn parking spots into 'parklets'

There are 15 comments on the Los Angeles Times story from Aug 24, 2012, titled L.A. Council OKs pilot program to turn parking spots into 'parklets'. In it, Los Angeles Times reports that:

In the latest attempt to cultivate a pedestrian lifestyle in L.A., the City Council on Friday approved plans to temporarily block off a few street parking spaces at four locations so they can be turned into tiny public plazas big enough to hold a bench or two.

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Aaron

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Aug 27, 2012
So... we're now allowing the building of outdoor dining areas that occupy space within 5 feet of 3500-plus pound vehicles traveling at an average of 35 miles per hour... yeah... interesting.

So, anyway, I was wondering, is the mayor and the city council required to take unannounced drug tests throughout the year?

If not... shouldn't we start doing that?
Dan Salazar

Long Beach, CA

#2 Aug 27, 2012
Aaron wrote:
So... we're now allowing the building of outdoor dining areas that occupy space within 5 feet of 3500-plus pound vehicles traveling at an average of 35 miles per hour... yeah... interesting.
So, anyway, I was wondering, is the mayor and the city council required to take unannounced drug tests throughout the year?
If not... shouldn't we start doing that?
Increasing numbers of rational LA citizens are attributing the lack of DRUG TESTS of City Council for many of the Cities woes.
What else could explain driving the once most prosperous city in America into Municipal Bankrutpcy.

If Tony V and the City Hall pols are convicted of colluding with the unions to destroy LA's ability to pay it's obligations maybe they can "plea bargain" to go to a locked down Mental Hospital rather than Federal Prison.
Joe

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Aug 27, 2012
Little parks for the little mayor.
Morris the Cat

Long Beach, CA

#4 Aug 29, 2012
Aaron wrote:
So... we're now allowing the building of outdoor dining areas that occupy space within 5 feet of 3500-plus pound vehicles traveling at an average of 35 miles per hour... yeah... interesting.
So, anyway, I was wondering, is the mayor and the city council required to take unannounced drug tests throughout the year?
If not... shouldn't we start doing that?
Plus you have unlicensed and uninsured illegals driving around not knowing the traffic laws...
Charmin

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Aug 29, 2012
The other day I saw a man holding onto a tree trunk while he dropped a deuce on the sidewalk. He's gonna love these new parklets.
Peter E

AOL

#6 Aug 29, 2012
Charmin wrote:
The other day I saw a man holding onto a tree trunk while he dropped a deuce on the sidewalk. He's gonna love these new parklets.
Why not? The filthier the City the more City Hall hippies and chicanos like it. Remember the $5 MILLION of our dollars which had to be spent after Obama's Occupy Trash squatted at LA City Hall for months and completely destroyed the property

That is Villaragosa legacy. Filth, Bankruptcy and Human Waste.
Morris the Cat

Long Beach, CA

#7 Aug 29, 2012
Charmin wrote:
The other day I saw a man holding onto a tree trunk while he dropped a deuce on the sidewalk. He's gonna love these new parklets.
Eat outside where the bums, loonies, and illegal food vendors bother you too. LA is full of these types.
Ronald

Bellflower, CA

#8 Aug 29, 2012
Morris the Cat wrote:
<quoted text> Eat outside where the bums, loonies, and illegal food vendors bother you too. LA is full of these types.
Morris the Cat.

In revolutionary occupied Long Beach, revolutionary Council has even turned publicly owned and financed sidewalks over to overcharging politically connected owners of tacky overcharging coffee shops and faux "theme" food operations to be used for "animal optional" dining and drinking. Besides worrying about getting run into and seriously injured or killed by unlicensed, uninsured, and unregulated unruly bicycle drivers - or by the violence prone skateboarders - on the city's narrow sidewalks, now pedestrians must worry about getting bitten by large vicious dogs that are protecting their owners' taxpayer owned occupied sidewalk space.

Ronald
Dane Thorsen

Long Beach, CA

#9 Aug 29, 2012
Morris the Cat wrote:
<quoted text> Plus you have unlicensed and uninsured illegals driving around not knowing the traffic laws...
Californians, whether they bothered to Vote or not, ALL own the shame, dishonor, and disgrace of electing politicians who enticed the foreigners to colonize California while ignoring immigration laws. We didn't measure up to American standards and our children and our State are the less for it.

From the "greatest generation" to limp wristed Losers in just a few years. Ouch.
icouldusesomehel p

Downey, CA

#10 Aug 30, 2012
I wonder how many males dogs will claim them?
Morris the Cat

Long Beach, CA

#11 Aug 30, 2012
icouldusesomehel p wrote:
I wonder how many males dogs will claim them?
They will be peeing all over the parklets...
Speilberg

United States

#12 Aug 30, 2012
Coming Soon!

Have you ever ended up where you never thought you'd be?

An young driver. Dad's SUV. A tricky cellphone.

"Meet the Parklets."
Morris the Cat

Long Beach, CA

#13 Aug 30, 2012
Speilberg wrote:
Coming Soon!
Have you ever ended up where you never thought you'd be?
An young driver. Dad's SUV. A tricky cellphone.
"Meet the Parklets."
Good one, Speilberg. You do have all these overprivileged hipsters driving around...
Morris the Cat

Long Beach, CA

#14 Aug 30, 2012
icouldusesomehel p wrote:
I wonder how many males dogs will claim them?
You left out dogs humping other people's legs...
Vote Obama

Long Beach, CA

#15 Aug 31, 2012
Give Obama another 4 years to solidify the Dream Act. Children of immigrants to this country have done no wrong and will have the same right as anyone else to achieve a free and quality education if they so choose.
Obama 2012 GO...GO...GO...Yes!

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