Los Angeles city leaders have spent months discussing the best strategy for assessing the condition of thousands of miles of broken and buckled sidewalks. With the total cost of repairs expected to reach $1.5 billion, officials warn an exhaustive survey of the damage could take three years to complete and cost more than $10 million.

Readers can submit reports to the Times' own database of damaged sidewalks by snapping a picture and uploading it to our online form, sending an email to latimessidewalks@gmail.com with the photo as an attachment, or tweeting a photo with the address using the hashtag #lasidewalks.

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Broken Sidewalks: 1789 Alvira st. Los Angeles, CA 90035

23:38 Oct 11 2012 1789 Alvira St, Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA

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The sidewalk in front of my house is broken and being lifted up due to tree roots growing underneath. As the the tree grows the sidewalk breaks and is being lifted more
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