I live in Brookland which is parking zone 5. My building offers private parking in a garage but it costs $300/month and the spots are in high demand (there’s a long waiting list). When I got a car recently, I decided to forgo the costly parking garage and take my chances street parking instead. Much to my confusion, I’m being regularly ticketed for parking on my own street. The tickets cite “residential parking” and “no residential parking permit.”
When I contacted the DMV for clarification, I was told that because of my street address, I do not qualify for a residential parking permit.
I’m being ticketed for street parking on a street that I live on in a zone that I’m a resident of for not having a residential parking permit because of the street that I live on. What?! And according to the DMV, my building is obligated to provide parking for me. But I repeat, it is extremely expensive and there’s a wait list.
So now, my only two options are: fork over the $300/month for a spot in my building’s garage (if there’s even one available) OR continue street parking “illegally” and get ticketed at $35 a day forever. I cannot believe that this is real. What am I supposed to do with my car? Especially if my building has no spots in the garage? My ONLY option is to continue getting and paying tickets? If this is true, it is severely unjust at best. Who can afford that? Is everyone expected to just keep paying up?
I’m hoping there are others who have come across this issue and might be able to shed some light on how to get around it. I’ve written to my City Council member but will take help from anywhere I can get it.”
photo by psinderbrand From DDOT: “DDOT is giving away 170 bikes at Open Streets Georgia Avenue on Saturday, October 7th! 50% of the bikes will go to low-income families, and…
Thanks to SG for sending the District Champagne coming soon signage up at the old West Wing Cafe on 2400 M Street, NW. Stay tuned for an opening date
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At Generation Hope, we’re dedicated to supporting teen parents in college as they work toward earning their degrees. We are in need of caring child care volunteers for upcoming events on Saturday, October 21st (in Washington, DC), and Saturday, November 4th (in Arlington, VA). Join our growing volunteer community and support us at an event this fall!
At all of our events, we provide free onsite child care for the children of the teen parents we serve, creating a nurturing environment for the kiddos while their parents learn valuable life skills and build community.
If you enjoy working with children and are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, please visit https://www.generationhope.org/volunteer to learn more.
Vietnam Week Returns!
Mark your calendars for an exciting week-long celebration of Vietnamese culture and arts right here in DC. Vietnam Week is an annual tradition that brings our community together through a series of themed events, including film screenings, fine art exhibitions, mouthwatering cuisine, captivating live performances, and much more!
Vietnam Week aligns with the lunar celebration of Tet Trung Thu, the mid-autumn moon festival, a cherished tradition in Vietnam spanning 3,000 years. Join us in experiencing the enchanting customs and traditions of this cultural celebration!
DC 20’s & 30’s Singles Happy Hour
You all asked, and were delivering! Our sold out September Singles Happy Hour was such a success, were throwing another! This time we are hosting at an even better venue, with a larger