After months of intensive lobbying, the downzoner group (we call them "the downers") has managed only a couple dozen yard signs posted in Lanier Heights. 

Since there are almost 200 row houses in the neighborhood, it is obvious that the proponents of downzoning do not really represent the people who live here.

But the owners of row houses are not the only ones who matter. 

Even if you don't own a home or a condo, even if you live outside the confines of Lanier Heights, your opinion counts, too.

The city-wide zoning rewrite process is an opportunity for all District residents to have a voice in the direction our city will take. The last zoning rewrite took place over 50 years ago, so the new regulations, good or bad, are likely to be with us for many decades.


We have several different newsletters, stickers, posters and yard signs available upon request.

Please follow these guidelines:

1. Do not put up signs on private property without permission from the owner.

2. Ask permission before you post a sign in a business. Even if the business has a bulletin board that seems to be open for public use, get permission first.

3. Don't post signs in apartment buildings or condominiums without permission.

4. Do not use any kind of tape, glue, staple or nail that would damage private or public property. 

5. Do not post signs on trees. 

6. Taping signs to lamp posts is an accepted method of sharing your message with the public, even in the age of the internet.

7. DO NOT VANDALIZE ANTI-POP UP SIGNS. They have a right to express their opinions, just as the rest of us have the right to disagree with them.