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A Message from Councilmember Jim Graham
The Residential Parking Protection Act of 2012 will be voted on by the Council in early July. Councilmember Michael Brown and I are considering offering an amendment to extend the bill’s proposed changes to the Residential Parking Program to include areas in Ward One --- specifically, neighborhoods immediately around Howard University.
Under current law, the District will issue a Reciprocity Parking Permit to temporary residents who are full-time students --- even if their vehicle is registered out-of-state. This allows them to take advantage of the Residential Parking Program.
Passage of this bill would disallow full-time students, residing in the area around American University from parking their out-of-state registered vehicles in RPP spots. (Georgetown and George Washington universities already have this restriction.) The legislation was offered in response to concerns that students are placing heavy demands on scarce street parking.
Of course, students with a DC registered vehicle would continue to have this privilege.
At this point, we are asking for your guidance on whether to further restrict full-time students’ participation in RPP in the Howard University area.
Please share your thinking with us prior to July 6.
Bests, CM Jim Graham