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by Prince Of Petworth August 7, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I recently moved out of my apartment and jumped through all the appropriate hoops to get the street parking spots in front of my building reserved for a moving truck. My permits were approved well before my move, and I posted and verified the signs one week prior to my move date (signs must be posted a minimum of 72 hours in advance).

Despite all this, two cars were still parking in my reserved zone at 9am on the morning of my move! One had been there all night, and the other parked sometime that morning. Ultimately, I had to get both towed because A) I had hired movers to show up at 10am and B) there was nowhere else to park the truck without blocking the street. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 24, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to alert my neighbors on the 1900 block of Calvert Street and the surrounding area that cars parked on the south side of the street were wrongfully ticketed and towed Saturday July 21st. “No Parking” signs were posted by a private mobile crane operator yesterday to install an HVAC unit this morning. The signs clearly indicated that they were printed on Friday July 20th, not the 72 hours in advance required by District law. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 23, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I write to you to highlight what appears to be a systemic problem and/or waste of resources by the D.C. Housing Authority and its employees at their headquarters, located at 1133 North Capitol St. NE in NoMa.

Although the Housing Authority has two parking lots (an open lot in the front of their building and a gated lot behind as noted in some of the pictures, in addition to paid parking in lots at 44-88 M St NE), the Housing Authority routinely and consistently parks their DC government vehicles in metered spots on both M St NE and Pierce St NE. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 19, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

To be clear, I parallel parked like normal, and went into Church only to come out to find this. I may have tapped the car behind me, and to be honest, my bumper isn’t the mess this note suggests. I went over to the police department to see if anything had been filed. Nothing.

Does anyone else find it odd this person typed this up? Is it possible others have received these and this is just a scare tactic?”

by Prince Of Petworth July 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0


1298-1200 K Street, NE

Spring Blake writes:

“In DC ticket hell, car parked in a legit spot to go on a work trip, was ticketed for violating rush hour zone (no signs), towed to an illegitimate spot where I was ticketed and towed again. 4 tickets and $400 dollars later, no email response from @charlesallen or ANC. Any advice?” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 21, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Came back from a two week trip to find this little gem hand delivered to my house. Seems members of congress have some new parking enforcement powers over cap hill residents I was unaware of. I’m a Capitol Hill resident for 8 years. No parking restrictions or construction signs were posted. I think dude just resented not being able to park in front of his house.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

“Dear PoPville,

Anyone have experience getting a “reserved” (I.e. one permit holder only) parking space in front of their house? My house doesn’t have its own parking space, but my back fence is right on the street, no sidewalk. I noticed some houses around DC have a specific permit number requirement on the parking signs for just one space, which I assume is for just one car owner. I know it is a public street but how have others done this? Pay a fee to the city and agree to maintain it or something? I’m thinking about getting an electric car, so having a reserved space would be great, if possible.”

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