When speaking at an event or talking to the press, the members of the 195 Commission are quick to remind everyone that the parcels formerly occupied by Route 195 is “their land.”
I know they were recently installed and they’re busying getting up to speed and finding parking spaces, so let me remind the Commission, we have a law in Providence that says abutting property owners must clear the snow from the sidewalks adjacent to their property.
While I’m in sidewalk rant mode, let me pass on this.
@IanDon Will Chief Clements instruct his officers to ticket sidewalk snow shoveling scofflaws?
— Greater City: PVD (@gcpvd) January 11, 2012
Ian was not able to ask the Chief on the air, but asked him about it after taping. This is not a direct quote, but paraphrased and filtered through the 140 character limit of Twitter:
@gcpvd Chief Clements says policing quality of life issues lk clearing snow from sidewalks = important; code enforcement should pursue it
— Ian Donnis (@IanDon) January 13, 2012
Maybe the Chief can send a ticket to the 195 Commission.