This Sounds Familiar
Rahm's feeling the heat over snow removal, so he's jumping on the suburban method for clearing snow:
- Side street snow removal — or the lack of it — has been a political trick bag for Chicago mayors for decades, but Rahm Emanuel said Friday he just might have a way out of it: alternate-side-of-the-street parking.
Minutes after South Side Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) suggested the idea, Emanuel said he was already considering requiring motorists to move their cars from one side of the street to the other whenever heavy snow is forecast.
If the city can find a place in parking-starved neighborhoods where people can temporarily move their cars, that would allow snow-removal crews to plow residential streets all the way to the curb — and without having to worry about burying vehicles that homeowners have painstakingly dug out.
Again, old news, but everything old is new to Rahm, so he's grabbing credit for this idea and he's going to stake his rep on it.
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