City Paper is not for tourists
In: Central Northeast
Residents Are Opposing: An alcohol permit for the local Safeway
Because: They think the store should work on its food selection and customer service before adding booze.
We Say: Paper-bag permit also under review.
Residents Are Opposing: The Office of Planning’s Waterfront Plan
Because: It gets rid of Benjamin Banneker Park, which honors the city’s African-American planner
We Say: L’Enfant descendants petition to get out of Southwest, too.
Residents Are Opposing: Big trucks on Foxhall Road
Because: The road vibrations are causing structural damage to nearby houses.
We Say: New route for 18-wheelers: 48th to Calvert to 49th to Garfield
In: Lamond Riggs
Residents Are Opposing: An unlit bus stop at Eastern Avenue and North Capitol
Because: They say people deal drugs there in the dark.
We Say: Adrian Fenty is outraged!
Residents Are Opposing: D.C.’s property-tax map
Because: It puts the Takoma Historic District outside of Takoma and into Brightwood.
We Say: The key to controlling Takoma has always been Brightwood. John Metcalfe