The Syracuse Common Council has voted down a controversial proposal to fine city homeowners who don't shovel thier sidewalks.

Councilor Bob Dougherty put the plan on the table because he says was tired of seeing children walking in the street to avoid unshoveled sidewalks. He wanted to fine homeowners 100 dollars if they didn't shovel within 24 hours of a snowfall.

The proposal went down in flames with a 7-2 vote. After the 100 dollar fine failed, the legislation was quickly changed to reduce the fine to 50 dollars, but that proposal failed as well.

Councilor Dougherty and Khalid Bey were the only council members voting in favor of the fine.