by Borderstan.com December 29, 2008 at 11:36 am 1,122 1 Comment

What will you be doing on January 20, Inauguration Day? At home? Wandering your neighborhood and taking in the sights? At work? Out of town? Attempting to see something related to the Inauguration?


by Borderstan.com December 28, 2008 at 8:05 am 1,306 0

Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Barack Obama and Joe Biden will be sworn in on January 20 on the west side of the Capitol, facing the National Mall. This photo taken during 2008 National Kite Festival. (Image: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Washington, DC, needs volunteers to help provide information and support to the huge number of visitors expected for Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama on January 20. There is a call for volunteers from Serve DC, whose “mission is to strengthen and promote the District of Columbia’s spirit of service through partnerships, national service and volunteerism.” The following info is from the Dupont Forum listserv on Yahoo! Groups: (more…)

by Borderstan.com December 25, 2008 at 10:46 am 0

The Washington Post, December 25.)

The yellow areas have been designated for charter bus parking on January 20. (Image: The Washington Post, December 25.)

The D.C. government has announced a plan for where charter buses will park downtown on Inauguration Day, January 20; the story is in today’s Washington Post. Apparently no charter buses will be parked in front of residences on Inauguration Day, January 20–at least according to the plan. One of the charter bus parking areas begins on the southern border of Borderstan, south of P Street NW. From the WaPo story:

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by Borderstan.com November 28, 2008 at 8:44 pm 1,490 2 Comments

The D.C. government has suspended the standard regulations, making it easy for Washingtonians to rent their homes to visitors for the January 20 inauguration.

The D.C. government has suspended the standard regulations, making it easy for Washingtonians to rent their homes to visitors for the January 20 inauguration. (Image: BarackObama.com.)

You may have already heard the news, but it’s worth repeating for those in Borderstan who are thinking about renting their home to out-of-towners in January… for the inaugural festivities of Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

Borderstan is pretty close to ideal for anyone–resident or visitor–who wants to take in some of the January 20 Inauguration festivities. We can walk to the White House and Pennsylvania Avenue… restaurants, clubs and stores are right outside our front doors.

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty has pretty much suspended the usual rules regarding permits, sales taxes and such for Washingtonians who want to rent out their homes as hotel rooms next month for the 2009 Inauguration.

The D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs has even drafted a sample lease to use when renting to guests. You can download the sample lease online (PDF).

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