Fix Your Sidewalks

Letter to the Editor

My late wife, Enola Gay Badrick, was being treated for cancer. She was enduring both radiation and then chemotherapy treatments at OHSU. Finally, I noticed some signs of her feeling better.

She made a short walk to our neighborhood store one evening. But she didn’t recall that I had reported to the city on at least two occasions about a block of uplifted sidewalks.

Well, an uplifted sidewalk caught her foot and she fell very hard. There was never another sign of recovery.

The city does not have the time or the finances to fix these sidewalk problems. I say to homeowners, fix your sidewalks. It may save a life. It’s also the decent thing to do.

Bruce C. Badrick, Northeast Portland