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In: Friendship Heights

Residents are opposing: Montgomery County

Because: They fear that traffic from a planned construction project will bring noise and congestion.

We Say: Worse, it will bring Hispanic day laborers.

In: Foggy Bottom

Residents are opposing: The Kennedy Center

Because: They say the parking sign the center wants to put on Juarez Circle is ugly

We Say: Not as ugly as that National Symphony crowd.

In: Dupont Circle

Residents are opposing: Jury’s Washington Hotel

Because: Jury’s planned sidewalk cafe enclosure is inappropriate.

We Say: If it fits, you must acquit.

In: Cleveland Park

Residents are opposing: Giant Food

Because: Their proposed expansion would make parts of Wisconsin Avenue a “dead zone.”

We Say: It worked for Stephen King.

In: The suburbs

Residents are opposing: Squeegee washers they encounter driving through Thomas Circle

Because: They use low-grade squeegee fluid that scratches windshields.

We Say: Earmark 10 percent of the commuter tax for high-grade squeegee juice.