City government isn't shoveling its sidewalks

February 23, 2010

Thank you to Watchdog ("Icy sidewalks persist at inactive fire station in South Baltimore," Feb. 21) for pointing out the disparity between what the city government expects of its citizens and what it expects of itself.

The unshoveled walks at the Riverside fire station are just one of many infractions on the part of the city. I watched a TV report of city inspectors issuing citations to business owners for not clearing their sidewalks of up to four feet of snow, while city streets, let alone city owned sidewalks, went uncleared until Mother Nature took care of the problem.

My message to the new mayor is, "The City needs to practice what it preaches." We are all in this together; let's not make the citizens out to be the bad guys.

Ron Robinson, Baltimore

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