Budgeted reductions to minimize financial shortfalls include reducing and delaying major expenditures, such as infrastructure rehabilitation like streets, potholes and sidewalks.
As an example, we conduct an annual assessment of all city sidewalks in the City. We are currently placing cold patch as a temporary repair to help mitigate trip hazards on any hazard that are greater than 2 inches on all sidewalks throughout the city. Staff will be following up with permanent repairs over the next 12-18 months. As a result, Public Works staff are currently completing the temporary installation of cold patch on sidewalk throughout the City, and once completed, they will begin making permanent sidewalk repairs as funding allows.