The Legislative Matters Committee will be meeting on January 15th at 6pm to take up an eight item agenda that includes, as promised at the January 8th Board of Aldermen meeting, a discussion on the timeframe for snow clearance off of city sidewalks.
See agenda: tinyurl.com/mguwskz
Originally submitted by Alderman at Large Mary Jo Rossetti, the board order quickly drew support from her colleagues who cited numerous communications from constituents concerned with the cut-throat expectations set by the new regulations.
This was not the only legislation focused on snow removal as fellow Aldermen at Large Bill White and Dennis Sullivan submitted a request for a public hearing to give residents and business owners an opportunity to weigh in on the matter. This public hearing has not been scheduled yet as the Board felt an initial conversation in committee was needed first to allow appropriate department heads to explain the reasoning behind the 10am cut-off and how they plan on assisting the members of our community who are physically unable to shovel.
Alderman Rossetti chairs the Legislative Matters Committee with Aldermen at Large Bill White and Jack Connolly, Matthew McLaughlin (Ward 1) and Mark Niedergang (Ward 5).