Richard Layman posts a letter from “Sue” claiming that “DDOT is eager to prove that ANCs are killing street life because DDOT constantly encounters ANC resistance” to projects like the drive-through Commerce Bank on Wisconsin, and “If a simple permit of the kind P&P needs to put its bench back out is a bureaucratic nightmare to get, is that Winstead’s fault or DDOT’s?” I’m skeptical, but what do you think?

Update: regardless of his transgressions on Comet and Marvelous Market, Winstead at least wasn’t responsible for Politics and Prose having to remove their bench.

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.