FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2024
Contact: Jonathan Davila, Jonathan.Davila@lacity.org
Councilwoman Park Asks City Departments to Explore the Potential Impacts of Measure HLA
LOS ANGELES - Councilwoman Traci Park, in a motion introduced on Wednesday, called on City Departments to assess the potential impacts of the Healthy Streets Los Angeles Ballot Measure (“Measure HLA”), a citizen-led ballot initiative appearing on the March 5, 2024 Primary Election Ballot.
If approved, Measure HLA would mandate the City to install modifications outlined in the City’s Mobility Plan 2035 whenever the City undertakes a street or sidewalk improvement greater than ⅛ of a mile (660 feet), inclusive of street resurfacing and slurry sealing.
“Any traffic-related death in the City of Los Angeles is too many. We must make our streets safer for everyone, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to deliver those improvements to residents,” said Councilwoman Traci Park. “With an uncertain fiscal future and potential impacts to the design and structural health of our roadways, it’s important for the City to understand how we will fund and implement Measure HLA, if approved.”
In her motion, Councilwoman Park shares that while the City has carried out many elements of the Mobility Plan, including more than 300 miles of bicycle lanes and other mobility elements, certain modifications under HLA may necessitate the removal of vehicle travel lanes and parking spaces. Within Council District 11, streets that could see the removal of traffic lanes include Lincoln Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard, Venice Boulevard, and Sepulveda Boulevard.
Park’s motion instructs City departments to report on possible impacts to the City’s street resurfacing schedule; a list of corridors that may necessitate the removal of parking and travel lanes; an outreach and engagement plan for communities along HLA-impacted corridors; funding sources to pay for HLA; and an implementation plan for HLA that will comply with all applicable Fire and Vehicle Codes.