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In: Shepherd Park
Residents Are Opposing: Weeds in alleys
Because: Drug dealers stash contraband in undergrowth.
We Say: Why does this weed taste like Roundup?
In: Capitol Hill
Residents Are Opposing: DirecTV satellite dishes
Because: Unsightly dishes are bad for property values.
We Say: Historically accurate wooden satellite dishes are less expensive than you think.
In: Ward 4
Residents Are Opposing: Liquor stores using windows as advertising space
Because: It’s unpleasant visual clutter.
We Say: “Tonight, Let It Be Fenty” posters are still OK.
Residents Are Opposing: Proposed eight-story advertising signs
Because: They’ll make the neighborhood look like Times Square.
We Say: All that’s needed to complete the picture is people.
In: Takoma, D.C.
Residents Are Opposing: Safeway on Piney Branch Road
Because: The shrubbery around it is inadequate.
We Say: The romaine isn’t too perky, either.
John Metcalfe and Josh Levin