The issue, of course, is liability. People may have been falling on the slippery hill, but the hazards of a slippery hill are assumed to be self-evident, and the City is under no obligation to prevent the hill from being slippery. But if someone leans on the handrail and it gives way, the City could be liable because it's reasonable to expect a handrail to not do that.
And falling on a slope is generally less hazardous than falling down hard stairs.
I bet Mike Holmes could make it right, if only there was a woman to hug him.
You just had to bring Mike Holmes into this hey? And yes if Mike can do an episode about these stairs, it would cost 200K and there would be a woman to hug him after they unveiled the new stairs at the end of the episode and the woman starts crying about how beautiful the new stairs are. And people don't have to die anymore. That's how Mike works, he saves lives, not money.
I wonder if this thread is good for 50 comments?
"If you have a problem... if no one else can help... and if you can find him... maybe you can hire... Mike Holmes"
Bob Vila just built nice guest rooms, but Mike Holmes fixes fuckups while ranting about them. "See these screws here... they're gonna rust out in 20 years. If I met the guy who did this I'd beat him with a side grinder!"
Anyway, local handyman does a good thing, the City gets re-energized to find a solution, bureaucracy gets shamed a little... it's all good news except for people who can't use steps.