The Melrose Village blog is back after a brief hiatus. And we have been hearing a lot lately – about potholes. A very rainy winter means that there are plenty of potholes around. Meanwhile, the number of street services workers in Los Angeles has been reduced due to the city’s budget crisis. That means it’s taking longer to get potholes filled.
It is important to report any potholes in your area as soon as possible. Potholes are being filled in the order in which the requests are received, so if you put off reporting a pothole, it will just take longer to get fixed. (And don’t assume that one of your neighbors has already reported it, because that might not be the case.)
Simply call 311, the city’s operator assistance line, to report potholes. You can use this same number to report graffiti and burned-out street lights, to schedule a bulky item trash pick-up, or to access other city services. The 311 line is available every day of the week, between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.