Friday, January 22, 2010 3:41:13 PM
What's happening, of course, is that entrepreneurial types make up a sign promising parking all day for $20.00, or something like that. You (who probably don't know downtown DC well) hand the dude the twenty and park where he tells you. Since the Pepco substation is windowless and impersonal, you imagine it's OK to park there, just as you would back in PG. At a certain point in the day, the "parking attendants" disappear.
Just call 911, and explain the situation. They'll tell the First District guys (3D doesn't cover the Pepco substation if the editor reads this map right. With the extra $35 tickets going to the city, maybe we won't need to raise taxes.
The auto show is coming next weekend, so be on the lookout. Think of it as a grass roots effort.