January 14, 2015

New Safe Sidewalks Campaign Launched

Joining Leggett for the campaign announcement on the steps of the County Council Office Building in Rockville were Councilmembers Nancy Floreen, Hans Riemer and Sidney Katz.

A Safe Sidewalks initiative designed to remind residents they are required by law to clear sidewalks in front of, and alongside, their properties within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm has been introduced by County Executive Ike Leggett.

All single-family households in the County received a mailer from the Office of Public Information and the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. The campaign also will include bus signs, posters, blow-up signs in County libraries and recreational centers, outreach to civic associations and community organizations, and social media.

The County has also rolled out a comprehensive new website -- www.montgomerycountymd.gov/safesidewalks – that includes the County law on sidewalks, details about the slightly different requirements in some municipalities and a “Frequently Asked Questions” section.