Three-fifths of the budget gone… anyone tell the snow?

Photo courtesy of
‘Plowing Snow in Petworth’
courtesy of ‘Wayan Vota’

At the end of this WTOP article about the District using inmates on work release to clear snow there’s a rather disturbing fact mentioned:

The District spent $4 million of its $6.2 million snow removal budget cleaning up after the storm.

That’s some serious scratch and 60% of the budget – gone on a storm that happened before the official start of winter. With the Capital Weather Gang thinking we’re going to see more snowfall than average this year where will that leave the District financially?

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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