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Take Action Now: Pitiful Advance Notice - Poorly-Timed
Non-Emergency Street Work and Parking Restrictions!
Email Sharon Ambrose To Urge Her To Delay Disruptive S.W. Street RESURFACING Until After the Holidays
UPDATE! Street Work and Parking Restrictions Now Delayed!
One week's notice about major street repairs and three days' notice about extreme parking restrictions on streets where parking spaces are hard to come by and during the time of year when we need parking for visitors: this justifies our anger and outrage. But we can do more. We can and must complain!
SHARON AMBROSE AND STAFFER SKIP COBURN ARE MEETING WITH DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 23. THE FIRST HOLIDAY PARKING RESTRICTIONS ARE SCHEDULED TO GO INTO EFFECT MONDAY, DECEMBER 23. YOU MUST SPEAK OUT NOW.
Email now using the Lobbyline Action Form to contact Sharon Ambrose to urge her to get the Department of Transportation to delay the scheduled reconstruction and resurfacing of 6th Street, S.W. and G Street, S.W. until after the New Year. This work will entail blocking lanes of traffic, according to an undated letter from DOT received by G Street, S.W. residents on Thursday, December 19, 2002. This work apparently also will mean that cars are not allowed to park in some sections of G Street, S.W. from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., according to street signs posted on Friday, December 20.
The scheduled timing of the work is a travesty because it involves limiting parking spaces during the holiday season when we have more visitors and are at home more hours of the work day and need more parking spaces.
The notice given of these scheduled disruptions is pathetic and disrespectful and in contravention of the principals of adequate notice and due process. Residents received a suspiciously undated notice of the reconstruction work on Thursday, December 19 - one week in advance of the scheduled work date - December 27, 2002. The letter announcing this work failed to warn us of specific dates for parking restrictions to begin. On December 20th - 3 days prior to the scheduled parking restrictions - we received notification by signs posted on trees - that parking would be prohibited from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning December 23. That is two days before Christmas and is to last through Christmas and the New Year.
To limit access to parking on streets where parking is already nearly impossible to come by and at the busiest and most social time of the year - is the height of insensitivity. Residents at this time need as many parking spaces as possible to enjoy the company of friends and family, in-town and out-of-town, visiting during the day and overnight during this most social season of the year.
This means that parking limitations will ensue during this most important and busiest holiday season - the most inconvenient time of the year. This is the time when festivities, socializing and general hustle and bustle require greater access to parking, not less. We must oppose the timing of this resurfacing and reconstruction work. Please spread the word to your neighbors.
E-MAIL USING THE LOBBYLINE ACTION FORM NOW!
On Saturday, December 21, a DOT contractor removed parking restriction signs from G Street and reported to resident Melody Webb of 612 G St SW that G Street parking restrictions and street repairs have been delayed until Monday, January 5!
Thank You for your contribution to this success! Please let us know if any new problems occur relating to this project. Happy Holidays.