I have been meaning to send a letter to the DC Council for a long time about not being able to purchase a residential zone parking permit since I live on an un-zoned street. Today I finally did it - I am sure I'm not the only one with this issue and that it is not even Edgewood specific. If you too feel the same way please send a letter to your council member and the at-large members.
Here is a link to the council's email addresses:
Here is my letter:
Dear Council Members,
I am writing on behalf of the non-zoned street constituency in Washington, D.C. I live on an un-zoned street and I fully understand the purpose of these streets in the city. I support keeping some streets un-zoned for guests, home service calls, etc.
However, I would like to have the option to purchase a residential parking zone sticker from the city’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Right now if you live on an un-zoned street you cannot purchase a residential parking zone sticker which means I cannot park on any other street than my own (even if it is less than 50 feet from my house!) for more than two hours. This becomes especially difficult during the days we have street cleaning as parking is essentially cut in half.
I see allowing residents on un-zoned streets the OPTION of purchasing a residential parking zone sticker as a triple win – keeps un-zoned streets, extra income for the city, and allows all residents in an area equal parking opportunities.
Thanks for your time and consideration,