To receive federal grant money, the city of Los Angeles in 1974 agreed to take on full responsibility for sidewalk repairs, but, within a few years, the backlog of broken sidewalks had become huge. In recent years, suggestions to add a sales tax, a fee or a new policy to split repair costs with property owners have been floated, but failed.
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