The Los Angeles City Council today approved a study of fixing city streets on borrowed money.
The council wants to float about $3 billion in bonds to pay for repaving about 8,700 miles of road.
The "Save Our Streets LA" plan is a reboot of an effort by council members Joe Buscaino and Mitchell Englander.
After their idea drew criticism, Buscaino and Englander changed tack and spent several months shopping the idea at public meetings across the city. They now want to put the bond issue on the November 2014 ballot.
The 15-0 vote asks for a report within 45 days on the streets most in need of paving and alternative ways of paying for the work, such as using vehicle license and gasoline fees, or state and federal grants. The council also wants a suggestion for structuring a citizen oversight committee.