Friday, December 26, 2008

Hey, Alderman Moore, Shovel YOUR Sidewalk!

Hypocrite Update: Alderman Joe Moore, 49th Ward, reminded residents of Rogers Park the other day to shovel their sidewalks. On Dec. 19, his wrote this in an email blast to constituents: "Not only is the prompt removal of snow from sidewalks the neighborly thing to do, it's required by city law. If you own a home, apartment building or business, you must remove the snow from the sidewalk in front of your property or business. Failure to do so will leave you subject to a fine." The photos here were taken at Joe Moore's ward office on Christmas Day, 2008. They clearly show a sidewalk in front of Moore's office that is dangerously unattended to. Granted, he does not own the cheesy strip mall in which his office is located, but has he no sense of civic duty - or shame? Does Moore care so little for the old ladies who stop by to say hello that he allows the sidewalk to be treacherously icy? Will Moore have the owner of the mall cited for not shoveling the walk, as "required by city law?" Additionally, take a look at the trash bins just outside of Moore's office. The snow there has not been shoveled in days, making it difficult for hard working garbage collectors to get rid of Moore's shredded documents. What a guy Joe Moore is. Tells us to keep our sidewalks clear, but when it comes to his own? Nah!