Looser parking requirements are no threat to DC
Apparently, a major threat to the District looms on the horizon. "This is a very dangerous proposal," the warning recently went out. "We think it threatens the future of Washington."
Terrorists? Hurricanes? Flooding from climate change? Sequestration? Meteors? Nonexistent snow? A paucity of decent bagel shops?
No, the threat is that the District might get out of the business of micromanaging the size of apartment-building parking garages. Run for cover!
The group warning of this looming disaster? An organization that you might give money to yet disagree entirely with its often extreme lobbying agenda: AAA.
Continue reading an op-ed Matt Yglesias and I co-wrote in the Washington Post.
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