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Dodger flood gates

They're striking out when it comes to promises to manage traffic in the neighborhood. A reliable member of an Echo Park list serve reports that not so much as one spiffy guard "manned" traffic barricades in the neighborhood at all this weekend. Dodgers reps have boasted they had the clout to provide traffic cops.

According to the resident:

This weekend...there were Dodger games Saturday and Sunday, they traffic signs were put up at all the intersections but no one manned them. So people just drove down side streets as they felt like it ignoring the signs. Is this a new cost cutting measure of the Dodgers since they need to save some money to fund the HUGE expansion up in Dodgertown?
I thought the agreement was that Scott Avenue gate would be reopened and the Dodgers would maintain all efforts to manage traffic, didn't seem so this weekend.

I was present at meetings last season when Dodger rep Howard Sunkin swore up and down that the Dodgers had the power to ensure traffic officers would be assigned to residential streets in Echo Park affected by the re-opening of the Scott Avenue gate. So, the question: does this lack of follow-through come from a lack of will or ability?

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