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In skewering Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans, (“Backyard Barbecue,” 7/11), Paul Belden, after a fairly lengthy colloquy with yours truly, certainly had to wade through a lot of upfront praise for Evans to extract and use a throwaway line at the end of the discussion. If balance was his aim, far more quotable were my primary assertions that, “In Ward 2, where historic preservation is arguably the most important community issue, the Evans record is excellent” and, on the same issue, “Jack Evans was probably the best chair of Dupont Circle ANC 2B in its entire history.”

D.C. Tenants’ Advocacy Coordinator