Last Friday the LA Department of Public Works came to Skid Row and put a new storm-drain grate at the mouth of the gutter @ San Julian & 6th. Hooray!
This particular opening was constantly clogged with trash, and rats could often be seen crawling out of it. My life is strange now- true. I walked by this new grate yesterday, saw it, then started jumping up and down with excitement.
In all seriousness- this is an example of government working. Measure O made this possible. Several local community members pushed for this drain to get covered, did the research and bam! New storm-drain cover!