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App lets Angelenos report problems

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles­ has unveiled a smartphone app that will let the city’s residents report potholes, pay city utility bills, and look up dog parks at the tap of a virtual button.

The city on Monday rolled out MyLA311 for iPhones and Android phones. It’s available in the Apple and Google app stores.

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Instead of calling 311 to report problems, residents can use the app. They can even snap photos to accompany reports of potholes or graffiti.

The app also offers a City Hall news section and an option for people to look up information such as the location of police stations, hiking trails, and swimming pools.

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