Sunday, March 19, 2017

Lawrence City Commission to review proposal to enforce sidewalk ordinance

This issue comes up in just about any city. 

It strikes me as unfair that my neighbour across the street might get stuck with a bill for a sidewalk repair while I never will as in my area the sidewalks go down only one side of the street.

It seems to me that if a sidewalk is in need of repair then everyone in the neighbourhood or the city should share the cost of that repair. Sidewalks are a public right of way over which the adjacent landowner can exert no control so the public at large should shoulder the cost of any repairs.

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