Councilman Michael Brown graciously called this morning (after seeing my quote here: DC Considers Parking Exemption) to explain that he is working on all sorts of things that I may find important. We talked about foster care and DC statehood. He sent me his full press release on what else he is proposing. I thank him for his call and am sorry to have assumed the parking proposal was the most important thing he proposed.
My constant theme when talking about the DC government is how people who work for the DC government (elected, appointed, and hired) too often act as if the status quo is acceptable. So I continue to repeat (and did to Mike Neibauer at the Examiner) that everyone needs to concentrate on the big picture problems rather than the multitude of small problems.