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Los Angeles is proposing a sidewalk repair program that could have residents paying for repairs.

KPCC reports that the city is offering to repair all sidewalks in the city at no cost to home owners and offer one repair during a warranty period, likely to be 20 years for residential areas. If the sidewalk needs to be repaired after that, the property owner next to the damaged sidewalk would be responsible for the repair.

Residents can also hire contractors to repair their sidewalk ahead of the city. LA is offering to reimburse up to 50 percent of that cost to those that take that route. The sidewalk repair program passed initial approval by city committees earlier this week and it will go before the full City Council for a vote before the end of March.

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