CD 4 Councilman Tom Labonge, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky join Mayor Antonio Villar to announce end of Carmageddon. Photo via LA Times.
As of 12:45 PM on Sunday, July 17, 2011, let historians note via Councilman Labonge, that the City of Los Angeles weathered safe and sound, "Carmageddon"
Pending are the announcements of locations for "Twelve-Step Detox from Carmageddon Hype Programs" (** media and pandering political types are prioritize) and website to file your Post Traumatic Stress Disorder claims against those who over-stated the possible ramifications of merely shuting down the 405 Freeway for part of a summer weekend.
As CD 12 Councilman Mitch Englander presses for reimbursement of city costs
in regard to its massive deployment (and hype) pertaining to Carmageddon, angelinos can take solace in the fact that like the 1984 Olympics and the 1994 Northridge Earthquake (** when the 5, 10, 14 and 118 Freeways were damage)
, we can adapt without panic, to disruptions in our driving habits.
And as Carmageddon disappears into the exhausts of vehicles reclaiming the 405, lets give credit to the power of common sense (**
contractor), reigning once again over the dire pronouncements of the nanny state.
Scott Johnson in CD 14.