Just so you know, regarding my quote in a recent Washington City Paper article (“Gentrification and Its Discontents,” 2/4): “‘The hell with this damned city,’ alarikf wrote. ‘I gave it a shot. It sucks, it will always suck, and I am leaving for the suburbs as soon as I get the damned chance. The hell with this—at least somewhere else I might be respected as a taxpayer instead of taken advantage of as a shill.’”

The point was, as my full posting made clear, that I had received two tickets on the same vehicle within an eight-hour period. I later got one ticket rescinded and the other reduced (due to the fact that my car was on the fritz at the time, hence unmovable). This makes the implication of the quote quite different.

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