Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh recently put forward a bill to fine residents and businesses for not shoveling. Cheh’s proposal would have levied fines of $25 on residents and $125 on businesses for failing to clear sidewalks within eight daylight hours. The current law, on the books since 1922, states that a fine only needs to be paid if the city comes and cleans your sidewalk for you.
The council voted 8-4 to table Cheh’s bill (Cheh, Catania, Wells, and Kwame Brown in opposition).
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