Bob Dougherty

CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY
6:03 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Syracuse Considering Crackdown on Those Who Don't Shovel Their Sidewalks

An uncleared sidewalk on Ostrom Ave. outside the WAER studios.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

 Syracuse homeowners might soon be a little more diligent about shoveling their sidewalks during the next snowfall.  But that all depends on how Monday goes – when Syracuse Common Councilors vote on whether the city should impose a $100 fine for homeowners who fail to clear their sidewalks.   Common Councilor Bob Dougherty revived and helped amend the legislation.  Dougherty knows the ordinance is controversial, but feels the city needs to start somewhere to get compliance.  Common councilor Kathleen Joy feels fines are the wrong approach.

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Politics & Government
3:16 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Common Councilors Nix Plan to have Businesses Pay for Upkeep of Connective Corridor

Businesses spared extra tax for upkeep of Connective Corridor
Credit connectivecorridor.syr.edu

With an overwhelming “no,” the Syracuse Common Council shot down a plan to have businesses along the Connective Corridor pay a special maintenance tax. 

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