A Syracuse lawmaker has finally won over the support of his colleagues to toughen city laws on snow removal.
Common Councilor Bob Dougherty had a visible grin on his face when two ordinances he had sponsored were unanimously approved by the council.
"Knock me over with a feather," he said. Earlier bills never came close to passing and he didn’t think his third try would sail through.
Dougherty has made sidewalk snow removal the focal point of his time on the council. Previous attempts to fine property owners who didn’t shovel were shot down.