Photo by Skinned Mink on Flickr.

Apparently, a major threat to the District looms on the horizon. “This is a very dangerous proposal,” the warning recently went out. “We think it threatens the future of Washington.”

Terrorists? Hurricanes? Flooding from climate change? Sequestration? Meteors? Nonexistent snow? A paucity of decent bagel shops?

No, the threat is that the District might get out of the business of micromanaging the size of apartment-building parking garages. Run for cover!

The group warning of this looming disaster? An organization that you might give money to yet disagree entirely with its often extreme lobbying agenda: AAA.

Continue reading an op-ed Matt Yglesias and I co-wrote in the Washington Post.

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David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle.