It's like they have us tricked, they have us thinking we're homeowners when we're not. When something is truly owned, it means it is not subject to annual payments. While our city has a responsibility to fix the roads we drive on every day, most cities have other ways to raise funds.
They make hundreds of millions of dollars each month from the light company. People are not responsible for fixing the roads or even contributing to their repair; it is the job of the city to do so. In creating a city, the founders signed up for that not us, because we don't benefit as the city does.