Editor, Index-Tribune:

In the article on the proposed Sidewalk Trip-Hazard Repair Policy (“Sonoma’s expensive sidewalk surprise,” Index-Tribune Sept. 20), Assistant Attorney John Abaci is quoted as saying, “My understanding from this proposal is to remedy those conditions that are found to be hazardous to the public and do it in a manor that will be more expedited instead of just sending out letters and going through a longer process.”  Though the language is not clear, it appears that the property owners may be required not only to bear the cost of repairs, but also to buy or rent a mansion while carrying out the improvements.

James Pendergast


(Editor’s note: A recent rash of typographical torpor appears to have afflicted the Index-Tribune copy desk, some members of which have now been reminded of the difference between “manor” and “manner.”)