The District Attorney for the National District of Santo Domingo has announced a meeting with residents of the colonial zone for this Friday. It was prompted by the front-page article in the newspaper. Honestly, the colonial zone could use a little cleaning up. I just fear that this whole exercise is solely about removing gay people from Parque Duarte. Stopping underage prostitution, drugs and the like is a good thing. While there at it, they could also round up the dozens of women who take over Avenida Independencia (behind the major hotels) and Malecon every night. If you don't like underage kids, don't indulge in drugs, and generally represent yourself with some decorum things will be fine. Just make sure to have your identification when you go out. I bet every bar/club will be asking for it this weekend.