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Boulevard of Broken Sidewalks

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Fixing the sidewalks of Los Angeles is a $1.2 Billion problem for the City, and this week the Council will consider repealing a 1974 ordinance that says the City must be responsible for the repairs, LA Now is reporting. Said Councilman Bernard C. Parks, chairman of the council's budget and finance committee: "We have no ability to perform these repairs. The money ran out in the mid-1970s, yet the city has continued to hold itself responsible." Should the ordinance be repealed, it will be up to the property owners to have the sidewalks repaired, at their expense.