Tag Archives: David Brace

The long, costly road to sidewalks

Wendy Smith
Government/Politics columnist

Sidewalks: everybody wants them, but few will get them, unless the budget changes, or neighborhood groups band together to gift property to the city. That was the takeaway from an informational meeting presented to city council members by Public Works director David Brace last week.

The city’s budget for new sidewalks is approximately $750,000 per year. The cost of new sidewalks ranges from $100 to $300 per linear foot, depending on the challenges of the terrain and the cost of purchasing right-of-way.

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New members ahead for MPC

Victor Ashe
Government/Politics columnist

Three city members of MPC had their current terms end June 30 but Mayor Rogero has not acted to replace them two months later. Since all have served two terms, Rogero will not reappoint them.

They are Bart Carey, Michael Kane and Jack Sharp. When the new members are named, they will have a few months shaved off their term due to Rogero’s tardiness in naming replacements.

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