Friday, May 27, 2005

Help Requested of Two More D.C. Agencies

Skip Coburn responds to my email! And he addresses an entire league of D.C. agencies with which I’m not familiar. He points specific questions at each agency. And it’s obvious Skip has tried to address this problem in the past with little results. For translation DDOT is the District Department of Transportation; MPD is Metropolitan Police District and DCRA is the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs:

Dear Friends,

As you can see in the email below, I am sort of on the hook for coming up with a solution to this "noise" problem that citizens (residents) in the vicinity of 8th and "H" Streets, NE have been complaining about for years. Unfortunately, I do not have either the authority or the resources to take any action. Yes, as the email below states, the residents are "waiting to hear from me." What does DDOT, MPD, and DCRA want me to tell them. What are you going to do to address their complaints?

I have been dutifully forwarding these complaints to DDOT, DCRA, MPD and others for these same years, and NO ONE with the power and enforcement authority (which I certainly do not have) has managed to deal effectively (or at all) with the issue.

Would DDOT, DCRA, and MPD please be definitive about what can be done and what can't be done in this case.

DCRA - have you ever gone to this cite in response to the many complaints and taken a decible measurement. If so, what were the results. If not, why not?

DDOT - as I asked yesterday, could Denise or someone there please send a definitive email to Commander McGuire (at 1D) clarifying exactly what legitimate permit, if any, the offending group, has from DDOT at this point in time. PLEASE.

MPD - couldn't you please come up with some creative policing, go, observe, evaluate, and possibly find cause to cite or arrest for "inciting to riot," "incommoding," or some other crime. The loud and verbal abuse that residents are being subjected to is intollerable.

A response to myself and to the citizens who are STILL complaining will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Skip Coburn
(202) 724-4405


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