Funny thing: Everyone’s fed up about snowclearing in St. John’s — drivers are doing their best not to run down pedestrians, pedestrians are being forced onto the streets by a lack of sidewalk, garbage trucks are playing involuntary demolition derby with our parked cars, as they lose traction on unploughed roads. But no one’s getting in the mayor’s face about it, and he’s made it clear he thinks the city is doing a fine job of snowclearing. Reminder: you elect city council, you’re the boss, go remind them of that today!
At 4:30, the city is having a review of snowclearing operations. Voting will occur after the meeting. An hour before that meeting, a planned protest is afoot. Here is a link to a Facebook Event Page, started by Kerry Gamberg: https://www.facebook.com/events/287437114743270. The point of which is to rally locals to “take back the sidewalks and streets of St. John’s.”
It’s become clear that the people in government claiming we’re doing a fine job with snowclearing either hibernate in the winter, or they get to and from work in a helicopter or secret underground tunnel. The protest is asking people to show up at 3:30 with photographs and letters depicting the sorry state of our sidewalks and roads. If you cannot get to city hall at this time, email your stories and/or photos and pleas to takebackthesidewalks@gmail