First of all, let me say I always shovel my walks and it really bothers me when other people do not shovel their sidewalks. Not only is it dangerous but it shows no respect to your fellow neighbors not to shovel your sidewalks. In other words I thought the original idea was a good one.
Last week on this blog an anoynymous commenter complained how the sidewalk near my building was blocked and that I should clear the walk. Problem was, as I explained, was that the parking lot next to my building is not owned by me and that it is up to the owner of the parking lot to clear the walks that abut his property.
Today, sure enough, I got a warning on my front door that I am in violation of the new ordinance.