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Posted at 9:51 AM ET, 01/ 5/2011

Cheh, Wells try again to fix snow fines

By David Alpert

Mary Cheh and Tommy Wells reintroduced a bill this morning to set up fines for failing to clear sidewalks.

During last year's storms, many residents and businesses toiled to keep their sidewalks clear, but some did not. The biggest offenders were commercial properties like this parking lot or this apartment building, where one tenant told us the property owner didn't care much about clearing the sidewalk.

Not shoveling creates serious obstacles for people with even minor difficulty walking, and can make people with more significant disabilities unable to get around at all. One way or another, we need to make sure sidewalks get clear.

[Continue reading David Alpert's post at Greater Greater Washington.]

David Alpert is founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By David Alpert  | January 5, 2011; 9:51 AM ET
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, weather  
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