Street Cleaning Suspended, October 29
Sunday, October 24, 2010 3:50:28 PM
Weekly residential mechanical street cleaning will end for the season on Friday, October 29, 2010. “No parking/street cleaning” restrictions will be lifted and motorists may park along posted, alternate-side, daytime street sweeping routes without being required to move their cars on street-cleaning days....By suspending the street sweeping program, DPW personnel can focus on leaf collection, which will begin November 8, as well as the upcoming snow removal season. The 2010-2011 leaf season will run November 8, 2010, through January 15, 2011. During this time, leaves will be vacuumed from each street at least twice.
The editor's wife saw it in the WaPo this morning and said (the editor paraphrases) "Why do they always do it before the leaves fall? Now we'll just have to clean out the gutters so the storm drains don't clog."
"Life is unfair," John Kennedy observed at a press conference one day in 1962.