If you’re seeing more light on our sidewalks these days, it’s because we were busy trimming trees throughout the district, including 94 enormous ficus trees that block both sun and streetlights.
The BID trims trees every other year. This used to be done by the City of Los Angeles, but for the past two decades in Downtown, BIDs have taken on the task. The City still trims trees on a 12-year cycle due to resource limits. BIDs know this is an important aesthetic and safety priority that simply cannot wait that long.