PSA- Shovel & de-ice your sidewalk

snowscene2It’s an ice rink out there. Anyway, the city, is not responsible for clearing, cleaning, or salting the sidewalks. Property owners are. The sidewalk and your front step belongs to the city when it suits it, however, when conditions demand upkeep, it’s your problem.
It is very slippery out there. So regardless of if you are an owner or a renter, make your steps and sidewalk less dangerous by clearing a small path. I can be done gently with a shovel and any kind of salt (table salt, kosher salt, ice melty stuff) If not for yourself, for the mailman or maillady.

Speed of plans

I grow weary of plans. Particularly the ones that never get off the ground. I find it hard to get excited (unless you provide food AND booze) over some developer’s or city department’s plan for something, if it is the second time in years I have heard of the plans or it takes forever for anything, any thing to happen.
I have heard of plans for the Howard Theater, or Theatre, plans for the O Street Market (they provided food and booze, so they still hold my interest), plans for the lot on the S Street side of the metro, and plans for the old fire house on North Capitol. If you haven’t heard that fell through and the place is up for sale. Citizens get worried when a project goes to a dead stop in the middle of work with good reason. There are several examples around the area of grand plans on hold.