I agree with the city's action and I agree with this editorial conclusion (a rare event). Taking care of problems like this, is the reason we pay taxes. We do not pay taxes for some of the other spending such as $30,000 motel surveys, $100,000 'nuclear war' lobbying funds and so on. I also agree that this is the perfect time for residents of this area to repair any problems that may exist on their own property.
If the city government would concentrate on using its resources on projects such as this, that make the city a better place to live ... the 'growth' they seek would take care of itself.