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Is $200 a fair fine for not clearing private walkways?
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510 Votes

Is $200 a fair fine for not clearing private walkways?

Yes, could go higher

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No, should be lower

9

Yes, could go higher

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Richard Dillard
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Richard Dillard

Yes and the city should look for the ones not clearing the walkways not just wait for complaints.

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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool
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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool

Safety and responsibility.

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No, should be lower

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Michael Miller
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Michael Miller

Contractors hired by the city plow all kinds of snow/ice onto our sidewalk, ruining my efforts to keep it clean. In situations where the city works against homeowners, there should be no fine.

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Leslie Ann
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Leslie Ann

There are very valid reasons some people don't clear their walkways.

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Carol Fulkerson
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Carol Fulkerson

This is a hard one for me to find a good answer due to my advocacy for disability issues. I am afraid $200 fines would be routinely waived by municipal judges. $125 might not be waived.

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Linda Nolin
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Linda Nolin

I know of a couple people that can't clear their side walks while using their walkers or canes. Maybe if people would not charge so much.

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Ka San
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Ka San

That is crazy high!! I could see maybe $25/day, but $200 is beyond most folks' reach when clearing may not be possible after such heavy snows. Folks walk in the street in n'hoods even w/cleared walks.

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Cathie Crawford
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Cathie Crawford

We are not young, but manage to keep the sidewalk clear - until the grader piles it with 3-4 feet of ice. No way can we clear it now!

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Kenneth Swipies
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Kenneth Swipies

Should be no fine at all. I believe the sidewalks belong to the city. Let them clean it up. Private walkways are a different matter, however, I seriously doubt the owner does not clean them up.

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Brian Allen
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Brian Allen

Will the same fine be applied to the city? I can walk downtown and most homes and businesses are clear except the bridge sidewalk.

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Ann Harbert Evensen
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Ann Harbert Evensen

Until the city stops plowing street snow on to sidewalks, there should not be fines.

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Do you think statewide standardized tests are still a good idea?
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271 Votes

Do you think statewide standardized tests are still a good idea?

YES

6

NO

1

YES

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Kimmy Wasatch
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Kimmy Wasatch

With covid and the governor lowering standards for graduation, a standardized test is necessary . We need better educated students and graduates.

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Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

They are passing kids that can barely read, do math or write!!

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Matt Stickler
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Matt Stickler

Absolutley especially important since lockdowns...our children's education has suffered, and we need to get back reading, writing, arithmetic and foster critical thinking once again.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Schools should have stayed open during the pandemic so yes I think standard testing is nessesary

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Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Looks like a spelling test is "nessesary".

NO

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den b
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den b

Statewide, no. Regionally yes

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Gabe West
Gabe West

Why is that?

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