Bottom line on curb and street repair is bad news for homeowners - latimes.com
Thanks to Fred Pilot for this link to a story about a "curb assessment district":
"You've paid your taxes for decades, but your crumbling street hasn't been repaved since the Eisenhower administration. So you ask City Hall to step up, and the response goes something like this: Sure, we'll fix the street. But only if, first, you pay several thousand dollars out of your own pocket to fix the curbs. As crazy as it sounds, that's exactly what's happening in one Mar Vista neighborhood, where homeowners are voting between now and Aug. 21 on whether to establish a curb assessment district."