November 28, 2013

Regarding the Nov. 22 editorial “The D.C. Council’s latest stunner”:

I want to applaud the National Capital Planning Commission for rejecting any changes to the city’s height restrictions. Commission members Arrington Dixon, a former D.C. Council chairman, and current chairman Phil Mendelson represented city residents who appreciate the historic view and landscape of the entire city.

A National Park Service official’s statement that the city’s building heights are “a matter of national interest” needs to be repeated loud and often, particularly at a time when the views emerging from the Wilson Building are both self-centered and provincial.

Ernest E. Johnson, Washington