Association protests avenue's closing
The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C. will hold a
meeting Friday and urge President Clinton to reopen Pennsylvania
Avenue NW in front of the White House.
The 130-year-old association is a "civic boosting body and
nostalgia society" said its program chairman, Harold Gray.
Mr. Gray said the association is "sympathetic" to the
president's need for security but believes he made the wrong
decision last year to close Pennsylvania Avenue to traffic
between lSth and 17th streets NW.
D.C. Council member Jack Evans, Ward 2 Democrat, and D.C.
Chamber of Commerce President Kwasi Holman are scheduled to speak
in support of the association's position.
The meeting will be at noon at the Channel Inn in Southeast.
Pennsylvania Ave. Closure || Peace Park