Unclaimed remains of 1,400 persons to be buried in Boyle Heights; juvenile fare evaders might avoid fines; City Council to vote on $1.4 billion sidewalk repair plan

Today's Photo: Atwater Village | EM Medrano

Today’s Photo: Atwater Village | EM Medrano

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  • The unclaimed remains of 1,400 persons will be buried today in a county cemetery in Boyle Heights. L.A. Times 
  • Metro is considering dropping the penalties against juveniles who fail to pay the fare to ride buses and trains. Supporters of the proposal say the fare evasion fines – ranging from $75 to $250 – place an unfair burden on young riders. KPCC
  • The L.A. City Council is scheduled to vote on a $1.4 billion, 30-year plan to fix broken sidewalks. CBS2

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  1. Perhaps a reduction in the fine amount would be more effective. A sweeping pardon of mass violations will only be repaid with mass recidivism of the same and other violations.

  2. Young people should not have fare evasion fines dropped. If they cannot pay. They should instead be given the options of either going to jail or doing community service. When I was young I received a traffic ticket which I could not afford to pay. I was given the option of either jail or community service, I choose service to the community. I learned a great deal from my community service experience as it was the first time I had ever worked, I was very young. These were life-long lessons related to a respect for authority, that instilled in me a sense of law and order, and introduced me to the discipline of a regular work schedule. Looking back on things now my experience in community service was invaluable affecting my life from that time onward. No, you do not do a young person a favor by letting them get away with breaking the law, instead invest the time and effort to teach them a respect for public institutions and the rule of law.

  3. Deadbeats ride for free – got it. I guess they will make up that lost revenue by diverting from other funds. Taxpayers lose again.

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