News Racks Revitalized & Consolidated
Until recently, there were close to 200 news racks owned by 17 publications throughout the City of El Segundo. To ensure the safety of pedestrians and compliance with City Ordinance, the City conducted an audit of the existing news racks and reviewed the conditions of all news racks. The City also contacted the publishers to determine the current number of news racks desired in the City. As a result, more than 150 news racks were removed throughout the City either by news rack owners or by the City crew.
Furthermore, the City revitalized and consolidated the Downtown area news racks located on Main Street and Grand Avenue; the total number of news racks in Downtown has been reduced from 47 to 30 units. In an effort to provide uniform news racks, City crews replaced all pedestals and trays, painted the news rack boxes, and repaired and replaced the broken units, door covers and inserts. The improvements have not only made the news racks safer, but it has enhanced the overall aesthetics of the Downtown area.
Currently, in the City of El Segundo, there is a total of 42 news racks owned by five publications: El Segundo Herald, Beach Reporter, Daily Breeze, Easy Reader, and LA Times. It is the responsibility of the news rack owner to inspect and repair their news racks on a regular basis to ensure they are safe and comply with the City Codes.