'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray used his bi-weekly news briefing Wednesday to unveil a website that allows city residents to evaluate the local government's services and agencies.
D.C. officials are paving the way for license plates that promote the Washington Redskins and eight other home teams, a quick-and-easy proposal intended to satisfy sports fans without sliding into a slew of offerings that have roiled political waters in various states.
Motorists who flouted D.C. traffic laws, then left their tickets in the glove box will get a reprieve in coming months.
The Department of Motor Vehicles has no objection to the sports plates but needs six months to implement the initiative once it passes into law, Director Lucinda Babers, told the Committee on the Environment, Public Works and Transportation on Tuesday
"We have quite an aggressive collection agency, and we tend to get most of the more recent monies," she said. "It is the tickets that are old … that we need additional incentive in order to receive some of those funds."