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Where The Sidewalk Ends…And The Parking Pain Begins!

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Where's the sidewalk?

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

I want my sidewalk back

Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.

Dear LA City: You should ticket yourself, not us. Where's our sidewalk?

There are places where there are no sidewalks, which is an ADA issue.  Where there ARE sidewalks with unobstructed passage available to all, ADA issues do not exist.

Video One – 27753978- pardon the shaky hand

Video Two – 27753222-yes, shaky hand here too

We don’t park on the sidewalk.  We don’t block access.  We allow for public enjoyment of the sidewalk, unabated.  Yet we get ticketed.  Logic and reason currently aren’t enough for Mr. de la Vega to grasp this simple concept.


3 responses »

  1. A Beyond Angry Neighbor

    Degrading, Demeaning to walk two blocks to park your car in front of another angry neighbor who has lost her parking to you.

    The City has the chutzpah to give us tickets on a piece of land they don’t even tend to. We the homeowners have looked after this piece of land as if it were our own, even trimming the eucalyptus trees on Sunset. The city has never trimmed the trees on this stretch of Sunset Boulevard for the last 8 years.

    • Straight Talk on Sunset

      Even worse, when the tree limbs break and fall on our property (cars in driveway, the roof, through windows), guess who’s problem it is? That’s right — OURS! Most of us have improved our “parkways”, spending time and money beautifying property that apparently is now off limits to anyone but urinating dogs. Thank you City of Los Angeles for being such stewards of common sense. Mayor Villaraigosa rails against Prop 13’s effect on homeowners, but then through ineptitude/inaction lets the MTA sucker punch homeowners. We’d be better off spending our tax dollars in another City that gives a shit about us. Great work, City. Thanks a lot.

  2. Angry Neighbor

    The audacity of the city to ticket us pisses me off. I could scream at the top of my lungs if one of these small-minded bureaucrats would listen and actually DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Losing my parking is degrading. Parking in front of another person’s home two blocks away is degrading. Walking through the alleyway to get to my car is degrading. There is NOTHING good about this situation. Is someone going to do something about it or do we need to make life as miserable for the city employees as they’ve made life for us? We can band together and make them hear us.


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