Keeping sidewalks clear is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner. It's extremely important to allow for access by both the disabled and ambulatory community. The Public Works Department abates sidewalk obstructions by sending an Abatement Notice to the owner, requiring trimming within a reasonable time. If the shrubbery is not removed, the Department may cause it to be removed at the expense of the owner, including administrative costs. These costs can become a lien on the property if not addressed. We strongly encourage owners to inspect and maintain the walkways adjacent to their property to avoid time-consuming and costly efforts by the City.