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Sidewalks ignored

The Spokesman-Review

Thank you, Sheriff Knezovich, for recommending schools be closed Monday. District 81 has a callous disregard for child safety unless they can be held liable.

In the ’50s we were forced to walk to school in conditions even worse than those Monday, but at least the traffic was lighter then. Had school been open Monday I have no doubt there would have been injuries and possibly even a death due to heavy traffic, high berms and kids walking in the street.

As for clearing sidewalks, when are Spokane County and Spokane city going to clear the sidewalks between Walnut and Maple on Maxwell? Everyone, including kids, the disabled and elderly are forced to walk or ride wheelchairs in the busy street.

Spokane County is responsible for the sidewalk on the south side of Maxwell and Spokane city is responsible for the middle of the block on the north side. They have never cleared the sidewalks in the 10 years I have lived here.

It’s hypocritical that we face a fine for not shoveling, yet they are above the law, even when it endangers people, but that’s Spokane for you.

Judith M. Jones



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