City Desk

Sen. Rand Paul Celebrates Festivus, Complains About D.C. Parking

In the great spirit of Festivus—the mock Dec. 23 holiday made famous on Seinfeld—Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky aired his long list of grievances on Twitter this morning.

He touched on the shoddy appearance of bipartisanship in the Senate, and took a seemingly more counterintuitive jab at Hill fashion.

Paul also had a bone to pick with local D.C. bureaucracy: He can never remember when to move his car for street cleaning.

So in the spirit of holiday giving and great service journalism, City Desk contacted the D.C. Department of Public Works, which said residential street cleaning only occurs between March 1 and Oct. 31. Commercial street cleaning happens on a nightly basis on some streets between 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. If Sen. Paul is having trouble with a particular street, he can call DPS and they will give him the cleaning schedule specifics for that street.

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  • tntdc

    Does anyone writing here know squat about DC? The street cleaning hours and days are on the street signs with the other parking rules.

  • Jes’ sayin

    In the great spirit of Festivus, someone approach the Junior Senator from Kentucky during the airing of grievances, take the Festivus Pole and aggressively shove it where the sun don't shine. That feat of strength should help Mr Rand jog his memory about street cleaning, though it might make it difficult for him to get into the driver's seat and move the car in time to avoid a parking ticket.