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Love shovels walks

Published February 12, 2013 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

In "Snowy sidewalks" (Forum, Feb. 10), Laurie Bryant is concerned that Salt Lake City may "ease requirements for clearing sidewalks," and she encourages me "to take responsibility for clearing" my sidewalks.

The City Council has no intention of changing the ordinance requiring walks to be cleared. We are committed to a walkable community. We know that the city has work to do in consistency of enforcement and in keeping corners of walks cleared and passable. We will continue to work to do better.

As for my own walks, my family makes our best effort to keep our walks cleared. We shovel as soon as we can, and often during a storm. Everyone in my family shovels. We appreciate our terrific neighbors who often catch our walks when shoveling theirs.

As The Tribune's articles have clearly stated, my family did not receive a ticket for unshoveled walks.

Jill Remington Love Member, Salt Lake City Council

Salt Lake City