October 14, 2004

Topic: Traffic and Safety

Councilmember Villaraigosa Announces Completion Of Traffic And Safety Improvements In Boyle Heights


Council member works with local empowerment groups to make neighborhood safer

September 28, 2004 – L.A. City Councilmember Antonio R. Villaraigosa announced today the completion of 12 neighborhood traffic and safety improvements in the community of Boyle Heights, located in Council District 14.

The improvements in Boyle Heights include a new speed bump on Savannah Street, the resurfacing of Second Street (between Lorena St. and Evergreen Ave.), and alley lighting in 10 different locations.

“What is very exciting about these projects is that organized groups of residents saw needs in the community and approached me with good ideas. My staff and I persistently followed up with city departments so that projects were completed quickly,” said Councilmember Villaraigosa. “The collaboration with community residents on these projects demonstrates what can happen when government works together with neighbors to listen and respond to community concerns. With good ideas and unwavering collaborative efforts, anything is possible.”

The various improvement projects were brought to the Councilmember’s attention in his first year of office separately by organized groups of residents in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, including Union de Vecinos, Pico-California through their local chapter “Community Voice” and Talpa Church.

Traffic and Safety Projects Recently Completed:

1. Speed bump on Savannah Street

2. Second Street Resurfacing (between Lorena St. and Evergreen Ave.) 3. Alley lighting in 10 different locations in Boyle Heights (to be completed by end of October)

Elizabeth Kivowitz

Press Deputy

Councilmember Antonio Villaraigosa

2130 E. First Street, Suite 202

Los Angeles, CA 90033


(323) 526-3059