Snow ordinance should include snowplow rules
According to a recent newspaper article, you are considering an ordinance requiring homeowners to shovel snow from sidewalks in front of their homes within 24 hours of a snowfall.
I have no problem with such an ordinance, as I always try to shovel my walks as soon as possible after a snowfall.
However, I am really tired of sometimes having to shovel my sidewalks as many as three or four times because of snowplows repeatedly plowing the snow back onto the sidewalks.
And, as you may or may not know, shoveling the snow packed by the snowplow is much more difficult than shoveling the original snowfall.
I would therefore like to request that, if you pass an ordinance requiring snow removal within 24 hours, you include a provision requiring that snowplows must plow far enough away from the curb so as not to plow snow back up onto the sidewalks after they have been shoveled clear of snow.
Turkish journalist, ‘brother’ detained for unknown charges
The letter below was emailed to me from a Turkish journalist who has been a colleague of Sahin Alpay, my “Turkish brother” who lived with my family in California in the ‘60s.