When Colonel Dick Littlestone, a long-time Palisadian resident and an activist, was still alive, he tried to get a handicapped ramp installed on the sidewalk on Antioch Street next to Café Vida.
The curb does not allow those in wheelchairs and on walkers to continue on the sidewalk. The elderly and handicapped are forced into the street or a parking lot. He repeatedly contacted Councilman Mike Bonin’s office, but the curb was never fixed before Littlestone died in 2021 at the age of 98.
In writing a story about handicapped-accessible spaces in the city, Circling the News was told by Ashley M. Rodriguez, the public information officer for the Department of Disability, that sidewalks can be reported via this link (www.sidewalks.lacity.org/).
CTN went to the site on August 25 and wrote a report and enclosed a photo. CTN will keep you updated on the results. If other residents would like to report a sidewalk, try the link and report back to CTN the location, when you reported it and if it has been fixed.
(CTN received this same-day response from the City “Please note that due to the large number of requests Safe Sidewalks LA is receiving, there could be a significant wait before work is completed. At this time, we are not able to estimate when your request will be addressed.
Temporary asphalt may be placed for missing and loose pieces of existing concrete sidewalks. Thank you for your understanding and we will update you when we have more information.”)