The vote was 5-2, with Bob Lamina and Paul Olson dissenting. After more than two hours of contentious discussion, Tredyffrin’s Board of Supervisors adopted a clear ordinance amendment on September 19 that requires sidewalks on certain busy roads. It only took three separate public hearings, a year-long study and recommendations by the supervisor-appointed Sidewalk Subcommittee and months of vetting by the Planning Commission before the measure was brought to a vote. You can watch the meeting here.
The sidewalk saga began almost 2 years ago when BOS Chair Bob Lamina acknowledged the Board’s error in voting to return escrow funds to St. Davids Golf Club. That decision was “reversed and rescinded” a month later, but the matter of the 6-year old commitment by St. Davids to build a sidewalk remains unresolved.
Read Supervisor-at-Large candidate Molly Duffy‘s vision of a more safe, walkable community.Planning Commissioner and Sidewalk Subcommittee chair, Tory Snyder, posted this response to the sidewalk ordinance on her website. Tory is a Supervisor candidate in the eastern district.