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Holiday Tree Collection
Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2006
Time: 6:00 AM
Location: Old City
Agenda:
Additionally, residents should mark their calendars for the annual Christmas Street collection and the winter street sweeping hiatus.

Holiday Tree Collection - January 3rd -14th, 2006
Residents who receive DC trash collection service are encouraged to put
holiday trees - without ornaments or tinsel - in curbside tree boxes by
January 2, 2006. Trees will be picked up during a special two-week
collection from January 3 - 14. Residents who wish to keep their trees
longer should put them out at their normal point of trash collection
(curbside or alley) after January 14. DPW will then collect the trees along with the regular trash, as truck space permits over the following weeks.

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Snow facts
December 09, 2005
 
District of Columbia Winter Snow Plan, please select from the following:

* Snow Alerts - http://app.ddot.dc.gov/news_room_dsf/snow_alerts.asp
* Snow Emergency Routes List* - http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/frames.asp?group=1586&doc=/ddot/lib/ddot/services/snow/ser-list-rev.pdf
* Snow Facts and Figures* -http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/frames.asp?group=1586&doc=/ddot/lib/ddot/services/snow/snow_facts.pdf
* District Deployment - http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/cwp/view,a,1256,q,564154.asp
* Snow Emergency Route Map* (2.0 MB) - http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/frames.asp?group=1586&doc=/ddot/lib/ddot/services/snow/ser_E_P.pdf
* Snow Brochure* - http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/frames.asp?group=1586&doc=/ddot/lib/ddot/services/snow/Snow_brochue2004.pdf
* Contractor Deployment - http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/cwp/view,a,1256,q,564112.asp
* Bus and Rail Routes - http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/cwp/view,a,1256,q,564098.asp
* Snow Tips - http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/cwp/view,a,1256,q,598888.asp

 
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DDOT to Plant Record 8,000 Trees
December 02, 2005
 
(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has started planting some 8,000 trees throughout the District, the most trees planted in a season in the last five years. The planting season runs from November through April.

"I am proud that DDOT will be taking this major step toward achieving the goal of the Williams Administration to reforest the District," said Dan Tangherlini, DDOT Director. "Trees minimize erosion and improve the aesthetics, environment and quality of life of a community."

DDOT's Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) will plant large trees, such as maples and oaks, medium trees, such as sweetgums and lindens, as well as crape myrtle and flowering cherry trees.

UFA will plant 6,000 street trees in the public space, generally between the curb and the sidewalk, and, in cooperation with the Department of Parks and Recreation, 2,000 trees in District-owned parks.

For more information, please call UFA at (202) 671-5133.
 
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Winter Holiday Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule
November 30, 2005
 
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mary Myers
December 1, 2005
202/671-2375


Winter Holiday Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule
Also, January Christmas Tree Pick-Up and Street Sweeping Hiatus

(Washington, DC) Following is the holiday schedule for DPW services through the beginning of 2006. Please note that when a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday is observed by the government on the following Monday.

Christmas 2005
Therefore, Christmas Day will be officially observed on Monday, December 26.
District government offices will be closed and most services suspended,including DPW trash and recyclables collection, street cleaning, parking enforcement and towing. All services will resume on Tuesday, December 27.
Trash and recyclables collection will slide one day for the remainder of the week in Supercan areas. In twice-weekly collection areas, service will slide on Tuesday and Wednesday, with normal collections on Thursday and Friday.

New Year's Day 2006
Likewise, New Year's Day 2006 will be observed on Monday, January 2, 2006.
District government offices will be closed and most services suspended, including DPW trash and recyclables collection, street cleaning, parking enforcement and towing. All services will resume on Tuesday, January 3.
Trash and recyclables collection will slide one day for the remainder of the week in Supercan areas. In twice-weekly collection areas, service will slide on Tuesday and Wednesday, with normal collections on Thursday and Friday.

Additionally, residents should mark their calendars for the annual Christmas tree collection and the winter street sweeping hiatus.

Holiday Tree Collection - January 3rd -14th, 2006
Residents who receive DC trash collection service are encouraged to put holiday trees - without ornaments or tinsel - in curbside tree boxes by January 2, 2006. Trees will be picked up during a special two-week collection from January 3 - 14. Residents who wish to keep their trees longer should put them out at their normal point of trash collection (curbside or alley) after January 14. DPW will then collect the trees along with the regular trash, as truck space permits over the following weeks.

Winter Street-Sweeping Hiatus - January 9th - March 17th, 2006
Routine residential street cleaning is suspended from January 9 to March 17, 2006. During this time, "No Parking/Street Cleaning" restrictions will be lifted. Residents and visitors who park along posted, alternate-side, daytime street sweeping routes will not be required to move their cars on street-sweeping days during the sweeper hiatus. Residential street cleaning resumes Monday, March 20, 2006.


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For more information, visit DPW's website at www.dpw.dc.gov.






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DDOT Designates Carsharing Spaces
October 27, 2005
 
Tuesday, October 18, 2005

DDOT Designates Carsharing Spaces

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced the designation of 50 new on-street parking spaces for carsharing vehicles throughout the city, including Petworth, Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant and Historic Anacostia.

The spaces are marked with orange poles, special signage and pavement markings outlining the parking space. These 50 are in addition to 150 spaces already in use, mostly on private property, with a small number on property controlled by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The 50 DDOT spaces were picked in consultation with local Advisory Neighborhood Commissions. Zipcar and Flexcar are the two companies working with DDOT on this endeavor.

 
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Chief Charles H. Ramsey statement
October 27, 2005
 
October 26, 2005

Public Roundtable on Police Conduct in the Enforcement of the Drunk Driving Laws in the District of Columbia

Charles H. Ramsey
Chief of Police
Metropolitan Police Department

Chief Charles H. Ramsey delivered the following statement to the Council of the District of Columbia, Committee on the Judiciary, The Honorable Phil Mendelson, Chair on October 26, 2005, at the Council Chamber, John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

I want to thank both the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Public Works and the Environment for your interest in the issue of traffic safety and the enforcement of impaired driving laws in the District of Columbia. We all recognize that impaired driving is a serious threat to the safety and well-being of our residents and visitors. And I share your goals of ensuring that our laws on impaired driving are fair, but tough, and that our police officers and the public have clear directions on what our laws say and how they are being enforced. I appreciate and support the Councils interest in taking a thorough and comprehensive look at our laws in this area.
 
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DCRA Director Patrick Canavan Announces Appointment of Zoning Administrator
October 24, 2005
 
News Release for Immediate Release

DCRA Director Patrick Canavan Announces Appointment of Zoning Administrator

(Washington, DC) After conducting a nationwide search, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) Director Patrick Canavan, Psy. D., today announced the appointment of Bill Crews as DCRA Zoning Administrator.

 
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DC Board of Real Estate Announces Consumer Protection Changes
October 24, 2005
 
News Release for Immediate Release

October 20, 2005
DC Board of Real Estate Announces Consumer Protection Changes to Regulations

(Washington, DC) DC Board of Real Estate Chairperson Constance W. Maffin, GRI, today announced revised real estate regulations for Chapters 26-27 of the Non-Health Related Occupations and Professions Licensure Act of 1998. This proposed rulemaking amends previous real estate licensing rules to reflect changes in legal requirements for the licenses and practices of real estate brokers, salespeople, and property managers.

These new regulations reflect a tremendous amount of diligent work by the entire board, which saw a need for amendments due to the changing real estate environment here in the District, Chairperson Maffin said.

To assure that buyers know when they are acquiring historic properties, the board added a three-part question to the seller disclosure statement. Licensees are required to tell sellers about these requirements.
 
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What D.C. DMV Wants you to know:
September 26, 2005
 
Service Impact Summary as of August 24, 2005

Ticket Payments
Tickets may be paid by credit card online at the DMV website, or by phone at (202) 289-2230. Payment by check or money order may be sent to the address listed on the back of the ticket. Payment may also be made at 301 C Street, NW, Room 1140, Monday through Friday, 8:15 am - 5 pm.
 
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D.C. DMV LEAVES 65 K Street Early Online services are available
September 26, 2005
 
DMV Ticket Services to at 301 C Street, NW;
DMV was scheduled to vacate the leased 65 K Street location by October 1, 2005, due to plans to redevelop the property. DMV's building at 301 C Street location was to be the successor location for the ticket payment/adjudication functions. That relocation was dependent on plans to relocate the current driver and vehicle services out of C Street to an expanded Georgetown Park office and a new DMV facility being developed at 95 M Street SW. Both of those projects are underway and pending completion for the October/November timeframe.

In order to resume the ticket payment and adjudication functions, the Department accelerated the construction of hearings rooms and the wiring for the ticket information system at C Street and relocated or doubled-up headquarters functions there. DMV also "borrowed" extra cashiering space from the Office of Finance and Treasury, and entered into a short-term lease for space from the city's ticket processing contractor (where access to the specialized ticket computer information system is available) for ticket support "back-office" functions.

"It's a classic case of good news and bad news," DMV Director Anne Witt said. "We're pleased to reopen these important ticket functions, but it's going to be crowded at C Street until our other facilities are ready." Citizens are urged to 'skip the trip' by utilizing the DMV's online, mail and phone services available to pay and contest tickets. Details are spelled out on the back of each ticket. Those not requiring ticket-related services are also reminded of the availability of DMV's Brentwood and Penn Branch service centers.

Because of the space limitations until the Georgetown and M Street SW locations open, scheduled hearings are being cancelled and rescheduled. Citizens who requested hearings are in full compliance with response requirements, and will have no adverse impacts (doubling, fines, stops). Notices of the new hearing dates will be issued by mail.
 
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Make sure your traffic tickets don't double!
September 26, 2005
 
Normally tickets have a "life" up to 60 days. During the first 30 days after issuance, a payment or request for adjudication may be requested without penalty. If neither has been done by the 31st day, the value of the ticket doubles, but a hearing may still be requested. If there is no further response by the 60th day after issuance, a $5 penalty is added, the ticket "defaults" and the citizen is automatically deemed liable, all fines become payable, and the right to contest the ticket is lost. Thirty additional days to reply have been added to all tickets affected by the closure as follows:

* Unanswered tickets issued between June 9 and July 7 had already doubled when the K Street office closed on August 8. They will have 90 days from the date of issuance (instead of the usual 60 days) to be paid or contested before they default.
* Tickets issued between July 8 and August 23 will have 60 days from date of issuance to be paid or contested before any doubling or penalties apply (rather than the usual 30 days).

Detailed service impact descriptions effective August 24, 2005 are attached to this release.
 
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