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City Paving Street (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 13, 2019 2:55 AM
       City Paving Street (by Nicole [PA]) Jun 13, 2019 7:44 AM
       City Paving Street (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 13, 2019 7:55 AM
       City Paving Street (by mIKE45 [NV]) Jun 13, 2019 6:12 PM

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City Paving Street (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 2:55 AM

The City of Los Angeles decided to re-pave the street in front of an apartment property of mine. They removed many old layers before adding the new asphalt. Now there is a 3 to 5 inch curb my tenants must drive up to enter the property.

No one wanted to deal with me and the issues so I drove on over to my local Councilman's office and filed a complaint. Their head project engineer was supposed to contact me. Have you heard from him yet? I haven't either.

The nice Councilman's office staff that that maybe I'm crazy. Like that was an intended outcome to divert water migration. I had to explain and show them that I'm a State Licensed Contractor A & B, so I can work on city roads myself if necessary.

It looks like I"m going to give my city a mandatory 30 day notice, pull a permit and then sue them in small claims court for the repair. Or they can surprise me and fix their sub-par job.

Or my second choice is drive down to City Hall and pay someone their standard Bribe to make a phone call and have street maintenance effect the repair. They need to cut out a section between the street and sidewalk and re-slope it for access and drainage.

This is one of my 3 buildings that sits across from a public school. Children and parents use my curt to access the driveway going and leaving the school. Someone will trip, fall and break an leg or ankle. Who do you thing the injured party will sue? Not the City...... --47.156.xx.xx

City Paving Street (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 7:44 AM

I've seen folks take their own blacktop and make a little ramp at their drives. also have seen some type movable ramp (probably heavy duty plastic) that stays there permanently. when I had a little vehicle, the front bumper was cracked from driving in and out of driveways with these big drops. are careful as I'd be and even going at an angle, sometimes I'd scrape.

City Paving Street (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 7:55 AM

Robert, I am glad that this country has people like you. Sometimes I wonder how everything holds together since I meet so many incapable people with lack of concern about doing a good job. It's people like you and the President and all the President's men and women who are keeping it together. Thank you and all of those like you that no one knows, who are heroes.

City Paving Street (by mIKE45 [NV]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 6:12 PM

I do not have the patience that Robert J. is demonstrating. In this same situation, I have installed my own ramp (just like Nicole referred to) using either asphalt or concrete.

Didn't ask permission, just did it.

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