D.C. businesses urge council to let them handle repairs instead of DDOT

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Bricklayers contracted by D.C.’s Department of Transportation worked on Tuesday to repair a section of sidewalk in Georgetown that has taken a beating under all of the pedestrian and delivery traffic.

In a City Council hearing on Tuesday, the CEOs of several D.C. business improvement districts asked for the authority to contract their own small repair jobs before they become even bigger jobs.

They insist they are not criticizing the city, but that it’s a question of scale. One testified that while the city does a great job with $5 million contracts, it doesn’t do so well with $500 contracts.