Home Rule Rules

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"Home Rule Rules"

DC mayor Adrian Fenty already won my heart and revolutionized District governance by reorienting the taxi cab zone maps so that north would be up. Like on, you know, maps. And now via Garance I see that he’s gone one further and our taxi fares will now be charged by meter rather than by zone. Good for him. GFR calls the old policy “incomprehensible” but it’s perfectly comprehensible it was just designed with the interests of out-of-town movers and shakers in mind (basically a trip from one point in the central business district to another point in the central business district is cheap no matter how far you drive) rather than those of actual DC residents.

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