SEX, MONEY, POLITICS & SOME SERIOUS 
"WHITE PEOPLE PROBLEMS" IN D.C.

Bread.
Circuses.
Keyboard gladiators battling over zoning regs.
Politicians and strippers.
Power, money and FEAR.

Faith as Miss Mazeppa in GYPSY (1962).

Mid-term election drama in the race for D.C. Mayor as female machine-Democrat vs. gay ex-Republican vs. 90-year-old former trumpet-blowing stripper from GYPSY.

Faith in 2014, running for Mayor of D.C. 
She lives in the apartment building behind my house.


Beside the race for mayor, a dozen candidates are running to fill one "At-Large" D.C. Council seat, and 400 "little mayors" are running for hundreds of seats on the city's "Advisory Neighborhood Commissions."

Here's the FEAR:

Washington is in the middle of its biggest population boom and housing crisis since WW2. 

As developers try to meet the high demand for housing, some long time residents really hate the changes they see coming. They are pushing the city for "zoning reform," also known as "downzoning." 

To preserve their current lifestyles, the downer group wants to substitute some imaginary property rights they believed they had for the actual rights that home owners have held for generations.

Angry NIMBYs posted this when their neighbor's house "popped-up" in 2013. 

Worst "WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD" note ever.

The DOWNERS put up yard signs in 2014 and began lobbying to downzone the neighborhood. Downzoning fever now spreading across the city.


Our group, NEIGHBORS AGAINST DOWNZONING, has been polling all candidates for Mayor, Council and ANC for their opinions on downzoning. 


We want to keep a diverse and inclusive neighborhood that welcomes new residents and allows home owners to keep their zoning rights. We want a future that includes the potential for growth and change. 

We oppose downzoning as elitist, exclusionary, economically unsound and utterly undemocratic.

That's my house, aka "NADZ HQ."


That's right. 

We're NADZ.

My alias at NADZ?

SPARTACUS.

My only concern is that making fun of all of us might be too easy.

Give me a call or email.

202-328-9769
Ron Baker aka "Spartacus"
Lanier.Neighbor@gmail.com
1620 Argonne Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20009-5901