West L.A. Alleyway Headache

The attached pics are from a pothole in the alleyway behind Darlington Ave. between Barrington and Granville; Zip 90049. The hole measures 6 feet by 4 feet with a gradient depth of over 1 foot. I have called and e-mailed as have neighbors. This pothole has been patched but never properly repaired for the last few years. It is a real problem for the people who must drive through the alley.

I appreciate whatever help you can supply. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Mauvi Bauer

Mauvi: I assume you have called the Bureau of Street Services, as well as e-mailing them and filing a complaint at their website. If you have, call, e-mail and file a complaint again — but this time indicating to them that if a car hits the pothole and loses control, it could damage property as well as any pedestrians in the alley or nearby. They are very sensitive to the possibility of law suits arising from unattended potholes. Have you called your councilperson’s field office? You might also e-mail him as well as the mayor, if you already haven’t. One last thought — alleys are not a priority given that the city is so backlogged with street repairs. Good luck — and happy New Year.

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  1. Keith B. on January 6th, 2014 8:21 pm

    I live in one of the buildings with a garage entrance close to this pothole. The hole takes up almost half of the width of the alley. Due to the large number of multi-unit buildings with garages off the alley, there is a frequent stream of pedestrian and vehicle traffic which must navigate around the hole throughout the day. The hole presents a danger to both persons and property as it dramatically narrows access in this heavily trafficked area. It is only a matter of time before injuries are sustained as a result of the City’s ongoing neglect.

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