BROOKLYN - A Brooklyn councilman is pushing to change the city's laws to keep the sidewalks safe after snowfall.

Currently, Brooklyn property owners receive a fine starting at $100 if they fail to clear their sidewalks within four hours after a storm ends. However, Councilman David Greenfield says even when a fine is given, sidewalks still go unshoveled.

Greenfield's proposal calls for city workers to clear the sidewalks and for the property owner to be billed $250 or more for the work, to ensure the hazard is fixed.

He says he hopes to introduce the proposal before next winter.