Breakfast links: Won't you be my neighbor?
Photo by cliff1066™ on Flickr.
Military base tries to create its own version of DC:
The Anacostia-Bolling military base in SW DC really wants to be a good neighbor
, but the physical layout, perimeter wall, and bordering highway make the task difficult. (City Paper)
WMATA stops fighting union raises:
The WMATA Board will stop appealing
an arbitrator's award of 3% raises for the last 3 years after a judge ruled against them
. Board members say riders can't keep absorbing these increases and challenged union members to improve customer service. (Examiner)
NPS enhacing citizen experience:
On a commendable note, the NPS has created a free iPhone app
guide to the Mall. The app provides details on 70 sites. (Fox 5)
Government finances run on cycles:
DC only has 20 days' cash on hand. This might sound alarming, but it's typical of governments
to experience cash flow cycles. (DCist)
DC has another revolving door of lobbyists:
Is it ethical for a politician to hire a lobbyist as a personal attorney
? Though legal in DC, the common practice raises eyebrows for the appearance of malfeasance. (Post)
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