Video Parody of Pharrell's "Happy" Asks to "Fix LA's Sidewalks"

The video was published Tuesday, the same day that city leaders proposed a half-cent sales tax increase that would cover costs associated with damaged streets and sidewalks.

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    The "Fix LA's Sidewalks" video on YouTube that parodies Pharrell's "Happy" music video was released the same day city leaders proposed plans for a tax increase that would fund the repair of broken streets and sidewalks in Los Angeles.

    A video parody of Pharrell's "Happy" has garnered the attention and support of Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti.

    The YouTube video titled "Fix LA's Sidewalks" is introduced by text that says "Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' video was shot in Los Angeles...which has 4,600 miles of broken sidewalks." The video shows people walking, dancing, running and then tripping on different broken LA sidewalks.

    Garcetti tweeted the video Wednesday to his more than 36,000 Twitter followers, with the caption: "Yes, it is time to fix our sidewalks--this will be a part of this year's budget plans but love this video parody."

    The video was published Tuesday, the same day that city leaders released a report that recommends a half-cent sales tax increase that would cover costs associated with damaged streets and sidewalks.

    The tax, which would be in effect for for 15 years, would raise $3.86 billion for failing streets and another $640 million for damaged sidewalks, according to KPCC.

    In order for the tax measure to reach the November ballot, it would have to be approved by the LA City Council and Mayor Garcetti.

    You can watch the video, created by sketch comedy performer Honora Talbott, below.

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