Why do I have to pay for the city's sidewalk?

City code §650-5C dictates that all sidewalks within the City shall be kept and maintained in good repair by the owner of the land adjacent to and abutting upon it. If any owner shall neglect to keep and maintain the sidewalk along the front, rear, or side of the land owned by him in good repair and safe for the use of the public, the owner shall be liable to the City for any damages recovered against the City sustained by any person by reason of such sidewalk being unsafe and out of repair.

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1. What does Engineering do?
2. Will I get notified if construction is going to block my street or driveway?
3. Parking is a problem on my street, what can I do?
4. Why does my street flood when it rains?!
5. Why is my water cloudy and/or rusty?
6. Why do I have to pay for the city's sidewalk?
7. What is sewer televising?
8. How can I get rid of standing water in my yard?