In: Columbia Heights
Residents are opposing: Horning Brothers Inc. and Giant
Because: Neighbors want more neighbors, not a grocery store, at a key development site.
We Say: Paper or plastic?
Residents are opposing: Metropolitan Police Department
Because: Police installed a surveillance camera on top of Banana Republic.
We Say: Hey Sarge, check out the babe in the charcoal ribbed merino turtleneck!
In: Ward 4
Residents are opposing: Sale of single beers and malt beverages
Because: Councilmember Adrian Fenty says singles lead to public intoxication, loitering, assaults, the decline of neighborhoods, and poor health.
We Say: C’mon, one beer?
In: Cleveland Park
Residents are opposing: Tour buses serving the National Cathedral
Because: They double-park on Wisconsin Avenue and prowl quiet residential streets.
We Say: Coming soon: Speed III: Not on Our Street!
In: Capitol Hill
Residents are opposing: A monument to the Ten Commandments in the Rev. Rob Shenck’s front yard.
Because: It might give folks the wrong idea about neighborhood.
We Say: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s yard art.