Parking Meter Politics

Parking Meter Politics

When parking meters were installed in Anacostia recently, the community's outrage focused on the fact that the meters they got were older coin meters handed down from a wealthier part of town. We explore issues of perception and politics in delivering city services east of the river

The introduction of parking meters often sparks debate. But when meters were installed in Anacostia recently, the community's outrage focused on the fact that the meters they got were older coin meters handed down from a wealthier area of town. The District's Department of Transportation quickly took the meters down, citing issues of miscommunication. We explore issues of perception and politics when it comes to delivering city services East of the River.

Guests

John Lisle

Director of Communication, District Department of Transportation (DDOT)

Nikki Peele

Author, "Congress Heights On The Rise" blog

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