by Marjorie Rachlin
Ward 3 & 4 residents can expect to receive new visitor parking passes in December. The old ones will be good until the new ones come in the mail, even though the expiration date says September 30.
The delay is a result of the DC Council voting down DDOT’s plan to expand the program city-wide. For more details on the politics of this issue see the article in September 25th edition of The Northwest Current (PDF), “Agency Still Seeking Visitor Parking Reform.”
Many Forest Hills streets have signs limiting parking to two hours during the day except for residents with stickers (paid for when you register your car). The visitor passes are needed for guests, caretakers and others who provide services to residents and need to stay more than two hours.
More information on the vistor parking passes, and how to obtain a temporary pass if you do not already have one, can be found here.