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DAVID PLOTZ’S ARTICLE ON the Georgetown power plant (“Power Failure,” 10/15) said that during its early years, Councilmembers Evans, Nathanson, and Ray were only “peripherally involved.” In addition to support from these and other members of the D.C. Council early on, then-City Administrator John Bond requested in March 1991 that the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) not hear this case for a special exception. At the same time, Joe Bottner, the zoning administrator, rendered the same opinion to the BZA. In a memorable moment, the late John Wilson not only called the university the “Evil Empire,” but also wrote in March 1991 asking the BZA to reject the special-exception application.

Virginia Mead, Georgetown