Villaraigosa Calls For ‘Partnership’ With Feds To Rebuild LA Bridges, Roads

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Two of the Southland’s leading Democratic lawmakers said Thursday that Republicans will be to blame if Congress fails to pass legislation aimed at creating jobs by fixing U.S. roads and bridges.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and  Sen. Barbara Boxer launched the political missive in an effort to salvage rapidly-deteriorating infrastructure around the city.

Against a backdrop of the crumbling 6th Street bridge over the L.A. river, the political duo lashed out over the failure of the GOP majority to pass any version of the Obama administration’s jobs bill in the House.

The comments come ahead of a big transportation bill set to go before a committee vote next month that Villaraigosa and Boxer claimed could create 170,000 jobs in California — including funding to repair the 6th Street bridge.

“We’re doing as much as anyone when it comes to infrastructure, but that bridge costs upwards of $400 million to repair,” said Villaraigosa. “We need a partnership with the federal government.”

Boxer, meanwhile, estimated that over 70,000 bridges and at least half the roads across the nation fail to meet safety standards, and that Congress must pass all legislation that would put people back to work to repair the nation’s infrastructure.

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  1. RWZ says:

    Even if true, who would get these jobs? The native born?

    1. Janet says:

      Union workers for the state and city would do these jobs, or contract out to some Democratic Party backer.

  2. RAMS1941 says:

    WHY DON’T WE ROUND UP SOME ILLEGAL ALIENS PAY THEM 50 CENTS AND HR. AND GET THIS JOB DONE CHEAP, I’M SURE THE MAYOR WILL GO FOR IT, HE’S ALWAYS KISSING THEIR BUTTS.

  3. RAMS1941 says:

    DEPORT DEPORT DEPORT AND NO AMNESTY. STOP AB 131.COM

  4. mojo says:

    stop giving away medical and welfare to illegal aliens and the money COULD go towrad building those roads and bridges. Once again the taxpayer is on the hook for the states and federals inability to stop illegals from crossing the border

  5. wgaf says:

    They should build a bridge from West Hollywood to my back door & when I say back door I mean my cavernous anus.

  6. Mehilangelino says:

    Antonio needs to get his homies and hommettes workinnng aygan!

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