It would seem that city enforcement of the sidewalk regulations is a selective process ("Sidewalk hazards," The Daily Astorian, April 22).

I received a letter telling me if I didn't fix my sidewalk the city would and then bill me for it. My sidewalk was in nowhere near the disrepair the sidewalk in front of a city-owned lot 50 feet away. But I spent the $10,000 to have a new walk put in. The city-owned lot still has the same nasty broken walk it always had.

No complaints were ever filed against my sidewalk. Someone from the city just happened to notice it was unlevel and decided I needed to fix it. So one must wonder - just what are the criteria for the city enforcement of the sidewalk regulations?




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