I suggest the City ...

Enforce keeping the sidewalks in front of their businesses clean.

The downtown core has always been a bone of contention for me. This city's downtown is disgusting. Gum all over the sidewalks, dirty sidewalks, stained sidewalks, bricks missing in the sidewalks and now paving tar put in the holes left by bricks that are missing (which sticks all over our shoes). Either purchase more paver stones and put them in the places where they are missing (cheapest fix) or put concrete back down. Then make the businesses power wash their sidewalks or the city do it like in other cities. Our downtown core streets and sidewalks are disgusting. This year the city only planted one side of collier street planters with flowers????????
Most people DO NOT KNOW ABOUT VOICEING THEIR OPPINIONS ON THIS SITE!! I did't know about it in all the 40 years I have lived here.
Put this site in the newspaper and see what happens.......

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    Bette shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    inactive  ·  AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) responded  · 

    This suggestion has not received significant activity in over a year, and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

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    City by-laws only require downtown businesses to remove snow and ice. Businesses are encouraged to assist with “upkeep” but nothing requires them to do so except in the winter.

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