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News Roundup: LA Times Reporter "Surprised" Elected Officials Haven't "made it more of an issue"

David Murphy

Highlights of the LA Times’ Second Chat on the 405 Delays:

Los Angeles Times reporter Martha Groves did a second online chat with readers, regarding her follow-up story. Some comments by Martha Groves are particularly worth highlighting (bold emphasis added)

Martha Groves: […] Metro will definitely seek to put a significant portion of the burden on Kiewit’s shoulders. This is going to be a battle royale. Each side is conducting “time-impact” analyses to determine responsibility. Once each analysis is done, the two sides will sit down to negotiate.

Martha Groves: Well, Zev Yaroslavsky in my previous story slammed Kiewit pretty hard. But, as a motorist who uses that freeway often, I’m surprised that more officials (Mayor V? Rep. Waxman? Councilmen Rosendahl and Koretz?) haven’t made it more of an issue. I guess the city and region have so many problems to contend with that this is, in a way, just one more…one that happens to affect 300,000 motorists a day.