Council Wants to Change Street Names to “DC No Taxation Without Representation Way”
Here's a clunky mouthful: The D.C. Council introduced legislation today to change the names of the streets surrounding the U.S. Capitol to "D.C. No Taxation Without Representation Way."
The change, fortunately for cabdrivers and other city navigators, is only symbolic and would not formally change any addresses. The legislation designates 1st Streets NE and SE between Constitution and Independence Avenues with this new name.
The long-winded, pro-D.C.-getting-more-rights names would, however, be written on street signs.
Council Chairman Phil Mendelson introduced the legislation, which will likely pass the Council considering that all other 12 Council members co-sponsored it.
Read the legislation below:
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