From the article:
Michael West, street maintenance operations manager for the Richmond Department of Public Works, visited the block, according to spokeswoman Britt Drewes.
West agrees the street “warrants improvement.”
Bob S.’s situation is a little trickier: Whoever tore up the sidewalk is responsible for repairing it. The owner will have to file a claim with the city if a city agency is responsible.
The city is looking into who might be responsible.
As for the rest of the block, with its incomplete sections of sidewalk, Drewes said there is no money for fixing them at the moment. The department will submit a request for funding in next year’s capital-improvements budget, but there is no guarantee the funds will be obtained.