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Aldermen To Address Snow Plow Issues

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jan 6, 2009 5:20PM

At this morning's City Council meeting, concerned aldermen will get to address their complaints about the city's snow plowing (or lack thereof) to the Mayor's aides in charge of snow removal. Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Michael Picardi and Transportation Commissioner Thomas Byrne will face the Council's Transportation Committee, which is headed by Ald. Tom Allen (36th), the most vocal critic of the Mayor's new snow removal plan that abandoned side-street plowing to (allegedly) save money. However, Allen is back-pedaling now, saying the issue “has kind of become a moot issue since the experiment failed and they’re back to a common-sense approach. They’ve returned back to normal snow removal.”