D.C. to Embassies: Clean Up Your Act

Buildings located on Embassy Row in the Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

​Last year, the D.C. Council passed a blight-fighting measure that jacked up property taxes for landlords who neglected vacant properties. But the bill only governed properties within city limits — and, that, it turns out, is problematic in the nation’s capital, which is full of embassy properties not technically located in the city, or even on U.S. soil, and exempt from property taxes.

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