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Plowed Priorities Mayor Williams’ efforts toward detente with the D.C. Council hit the skids last week—and no, we’re not referring to skirmishes over school board reform. Last Thursday, when the District government reopened after two consecutive snow days, councilmembers returned to find their reserved parking spots across the street from One Judiciary Square buried under 2 feet of frozen snow. Right across 4th Street NW, though—between the orange cones where the mayor parks his car every morning—the pavement was spick-and-span. Councilmembers like to talk about how fast they can rouse the city bureaucracy on behalf of constituents, but it was Friday afternoon before the Department of Public Works finally deployed three trucks—one to plow and two to carry away the stuff—to the spaces. Neither the mayor’s office nor the city administrator’s office returned calls about the snow job.