Best Practices in Snow Removal for DPW Commissioners of any large city in Massachusetts.
Step 1 - When it snows a lot, make sure to leave snow 2 feet out from each curb in the Downtown area, and 8 feet out from each curb in other areas of the city. This makes it hard for emergency vehicles, MBTA buses, and delivery trucks to do their work. (Note: For areas of the city where there are thriving restaurants, make sure that there is enough snow left behind, so that the MBTA driver will have to ask the patrons of said restaurant to leave their hot dinners and move their cars. This is especially good for business and first time visitors to our city).
Step 2 - If the amounts of snow are massive, do NOT get out the front end loaders and dump trucks and remove the snow from the business area of your city. This would make it too easy to do business and succeed as a Downtown.
Step 3 - If any residents or businesses complain, do NOT answer their emails regarding this topic.
Step 4 - Create some sort of city-wide ban restricting parking in a hard to understand manner and make it voluntary so no one follows it. Do NOT consider the downtown in a different manner than the suburban portions of your city. That would make things too complicated for YOU to understand.
Step 5 - Once it is 50 degrees out and the snow will pretty much melt on its own to a reasonable distance from the curb, get the front-end loaders out and begin removing the snow from the streets.
Step 6 - Quit your job. (Optionally you could get fired, but the City Council would just reinstate you, so no worries here.)