Breakfast links: Shutdown everything
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Public safety partially essential:
While police will be exempt from a federal shutdown, the Office of Police Complaints, which records and investigates police abuses, will be shuttered
along with several other consumer and citizen protection agencies. (City Paper)
Services that will continue:
DPW will pick up trash
, but only starting one week after the shutdown, because after a week the trash piling up will become a health risk. (Examiner) ... Also, the Circulator and Capital Bikeshare will continue during a shutdown.
Furloughed workers can file unemployment:
Employees who are furloughed are eligible for unemployment benefits
in every DC area jurisdiction. District residents are eligible after a week, but even then, will DC's unemployment office be open? (WTOP)
WMATA clarifies potential cuts:
The WMATA Board narrowed its service cut options
yesterday. On the table still are increases in weekend train headways, several bus route cuts and consolidations, and a revised Anacostia bus fare discount. (Examiner)
Wheaton Costco debate continues:
Montgomery County executive Ike Leggett is still pushing for a $4 million subsidy
to attract Costco to Westfield Wheaton mall. Marc Elrich is opposed, George Leventhal supportive. Also, Costco is refusing to meet with the local neighborhood association. (Gazette, Danila Sheveiko)
Black History Museum design revised:
The NCPC considered revised designs
for the final museum on the Mall, which will have a more subdued nighttime lighting. One NCPC member balked at a water feature at the museum's entrance saying, "It really is a foreign element in landscaping." (Examiner)
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