A ward 8 council member with the car in the photos was parked two blocks from Eastern Market on Capital Hill this past Monday night (approximately 7 pm). They were using their official parking permit to park and do not have a residential parking permit despite having DC tags. Is this allowed? Was he/she on official business? Is this an abuse of the permit?”
“Members of Congress or the Council may park their vehicles in any available curb space in the District of Columbia, when:
(1) The vehicle is used by the member of Congress or the Council on official business;
(2) The vehicle is displaying a Congressional or Council registration tag or parking placard issued for the current session or by the District; and
(3) The vehicle is not parked in violation of a loading zone, rush hour, firehouse, or fire plug limitation.”
It certainly seems possible that they could have been attending a meeting Monday night but it’s really impossible to know for sure.
Ed. Note: For the record I also continue to get Ward 2 Council Member “illegal” parking spot photos pretty regularly.