I have to agree with plowing streets in the vicinity of schools, hospitals and fire stations. I also agree with clearing primary arterials. After all, people need to get to work. Or, more accurately, they need to get to wherever they park.
Then they have to walk to their office. Then they have to dry their soaked and freezing feet, and figure out how to dry their ruined shoes. Good idea to get them into town, but don’t you have a responsibility to clear sidewalks and, more importantly, intersections, so workers and shoppers can get to their destination without having to ford a street stream.
I’m sure the Americans with Disabilities Act would also find Spokane’s accessibility for the handicapped less than acceptable.