@little frau, Correct, the property owner is responsible for their sidewalk but the City does not enforce this thus it is as if this ordinance does not exist. COH has become a bit better with new construction but there's much falling apart in the meanwhile, particularly in older neighborhoods like Montrose. And, the integration between various departments within the City as well as with utility service providers is non existent. It is not uncommon to see fire hydrants, telephone poles, gas meters, utility boxes, signage, etc in the middle of a sidewalk. One take: http://pedestrianpete.com/2013/08/08/infrastructure-failures-on-west-dallas-taft/ There are special circumstances where the City would do they work (usually funded by federal dollars), however it is difficult for this work to be approved or funded and areas that once had sidewawalks are deprioritized. Quite a few of us have been through the PAR and SSP program process. And even if approved, it is piecemeal and does not address how unfriendly "walkable" Montrose is for pedestrians and those that use mobility devices.