Logan Circle Parking Problems

A Blog designed to bring to the attention of our political leaders the problems of illegal church parking

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

News Release on Church Parking Task Force

Authorization Body: DC Mayor Anthony Williams
Legal Power: None?
Task Force makeup: Residents, clergy, merchants, ANCs and District government employees
Mission: Find a "compromise solution on parking that penalizes neither neighborhood residents nor worshippers."

There is a lot here to shock anyone and the first thing that jumps off this news release is that the Mayor wants a "compromise solution" but does not want to penalize anyone. Well, we are sorry to say that ticketing does penalize the person who decides to park illegally. Is the Mayor saying that enforcement is not going to be part of the solution?

In addition, Williams made it seem that the problems in Logan are fixed. He mentioned that 150 spaces have been created and that "similar solutions" can be found in other neighborhoods. we would like to point out to the Mayor that adding parking spaces and not addressing the illegal activity on the part of churches means that there is still a major problem in Logan Circle. For him to have the nerve to say there was a solution in Logan but then tell the police not to ticket churches is wrong and disrepectful to DC residents.


At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, no mention of when or how he will pick the task force members? Great!!!

At 6:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Williams, Cropp and Evans have all failed Logan Circle! This task force is an obvious way to push the issue off until people give up the fight.
We need guerilla action now, as the political solution has failed.

At 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I phoned Cropp's office yesterday expressing my anger at (1) her appearance at the pro-church rally that she "stands with the churches" and (2) her refusal to enforce parking laws and the efforts of the ANC to reach a solution. Her aide said that the media selectively chose to report only those words and not her statement that she said "parking laws must be enforced." This is the kind of doublespeak that rightfully tarnishes politicians. Her aide also said that ANC decisions only require "great weight" not wholesale adoption and that no reason must be given to reject an ANC decision. The aide simply said obviously all sides are not happy with the ANC's solution. What does that mean!? Churches are mad they had to obey the law!?

At 6:43 PM, Blogger TC The Terrible said...

How about this for a solution? Anybody with a program from that Sunday morning's service getting on a bus (or train) near said church rides for free. That way there be a reduced need for parking and an increase in weekend Metro service. It could be a win for everyone.


At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Mitch said...

I actually sat on the Logan Circle parking committee and I know I haven't be contacted and I am sure non of the other residents have either.


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