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Terry Lynch, executive director of the Downtown Cluster of the Congregations, has won a few small battles in his crusade to free more parking spaces for the church crowd he represents. By pointing out potential parking spots to District Department of Transportation (DOT) Acting Director Dan Tangherlini, Lynch had a defunct loading zone eliminated from the 900 block of E Street NW and a “No Parking” sign removed from in front of Ford’s Theater on 10th Street NW. (The latter was plucked out by the DOT chief himself.) Now Lynch is lobbying Tangherlini for the parking mother lode: the seven blocks around the old convention center, which is currently surrounded on three sides by “No Parking” signs. But DOT spokesperson Bill Rice says those signs will stay up ’til the mayor’s office devises a new plan for the site. “Why wait six months if there’s an available parking space?” Lynch asks. —Josh Levin