Maybe there is some underlying malicious motive. Let’s let the weak, elderly and sick have early heart attacks and that will help with the insurance and Social Security problems. Make them go out and shovel that sidewalk in the freezing temperatures. That will teach them to complain about high expenses, medical costs and prescriptions. They should be able to pay someone to clear their sidewalks. After all, they should not have to make a choice between clearing the sidewalk, heat, food or medicine.
The irony of it is that very few people use the sidewalk. In my neighborhood, everyone walks in the street. Even the postal carrier walks on the lawns.
So go ahead, fine everyone who doesn’t clear their sidewalk. But you are not allowed to discriminate. If you fine one, you must fine everyone in the city. After all, you will need to hire multitudes of new employees to collect all those fines, mow the lawns and most of all keep those sidewalks clear. Good luck!
Mary Kay Matasky