Sidewalks of Shame Vol. 27, 311 Being Honest, and CM Cheh reintroduces ‘The Winter Sidewalk Safety Amendment Act’ to impose and enforce fines for not Shoveling

by Prince Of Petworth March 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm 85 Comments


“Dear PoPville,

The sidewalk this morning was terrible outside the Airline Association… And why not wait for the sun to melt it? You won’t get a ticket, as evident by the tweet by 311….More than annoying, this is dangerous.”


WUSA9 reports:

“The Winter Sidewalk Safety Amendment Act would enable the District to impose a $25 fine on residential property owners and a $125 on commercial property owners.

Under current law, property owners are required to remove snow from sidewalks adjoining their property within 8 daylight hours following a snowstorm, but the enforcement process is impractical, according to a news release from Cheh’s office.”

Ed. Note: I do have to give props to DCFD who cleared a sidewalk in Columbia Heights after a resident tweeted about the danger.


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