Now that the City is at least moving ahead with a sidewalk master plan, I am wondering about who is to pay the bill.
The Willows area as I understand it in the past wanted a rural atmosphere and now with increased traffic and many more youngsters walking on their way to school, the need for sidewalks has become a priority.
The same need can be applied along Santa Cruz as well.
I have heard no one say anything about funding for these projects. It surely seems to me that homeowners in these local areas, should be paying at least part of the expense. It is an improvement to their homes and will increase their property values.
If these property owners are going to be assessed say 50 percent of costs, is community support going to disappear?
There is no free lunch here. This should be resolved sooner and not later in this process.