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the skunks of los feliz
1.07.2005
 
Despite a $300 million dollar seismic retrofit and a recently installed $900,000 roof, City Hall has succumbed to the seemingly endless onslaught of wet weather and sprung a leak.

The offending moisture has worked it's way down unsealed pipes in the shaft of the Art Deco landmark, caused water-damage on the 24th floor, and soaked unamused 4th floor staffers. Since the roof is under warranty no taxpayer money will be spent to plug the leaks, which is good news for our cash-strapped burg. Still, one would hope that a $900,000 roof would be as watertight as a frog's ass, rather than the near million-dollar sieve it has turned out to be.

Councilmember Dennis Zine apparently feels the same way, especially since one of his staffers was nearly brained by falling ceiling tiles, and has promised to launch an investigation (and you know what sticklers those Valley pols are when it comes to taxpayer money).

Of course, if the rain would just stop endlessly, mercilessly, relentlessly falling, this wouldn't be an issue.

I mean, c'mon Ma Nature, save some of this cooling, cleansing moisture for July.
 
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