Pete’s Practical Plan for downtown Cheyenne

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) A councilman is getting ready to introduce a possible city code change as the first step of his plan for downtown Cheyenne which includes working on the sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. The first step of Pete’s Practical Plan would make the downtown property owner responsible for the upkeep of the sidewalk and the City of Cheyenne responsible for the curb and gutter. Councilman Laybourn says the funding would come from the 6th penny ballot money that has not yet been allocated.

“If you have a bad sidewalk and someone trips, you’re liable,” said Councilman Pete Laybourn, Ward I. “If the council people from the other wards feel that they need money for a concrete program, that’s certainly fine, but we need to focus on downtown.”

Councilman Laybourn says he hopes to have the ordinance change worked out this winter and would like to begin the first step of his plan in the spring of 2020.