In a reasonable world, cities and towns would get their priorities straight and put our tax dollars where it serves residents best, instead of on money-losing (name your subsidized project) designed to attract more visitors.
I speculate, and the City may also, that the sidewalk fund will soon bottom out as the repayments lag, with the result that few sidewalks are repaired. But at least the City will be able to point at their attempt to address the problem. Perhaps it’s a cynical response by the City, but it’s a situation where cynicism may be the only rational response.Some will suggest that the City should assume responsibility for sidewalk repair and maintenance. I agree that maintaining walkability would be a government function in a reasonable world.
Source: Where Do We Go from Here?: Affording a $400 Sidewalk Repair