Breakfast links: Trouble with nonprofits
Not that type of service: DC Attorney General Irv Nathan is suing a nonprofit for allegedly using city money to build a strip club. The group won $10 million in grants to provide residential services for HIV/AIDS patients. (DCist)
Tighter rules for nonprofits?: DC Council rules require members to disclose personal and spousal business relationships but do not include nonprofits. Kwame Brown's and Harry Thomas's wives work for nonprofits that receive city money but neither disclosed it. (WAMU)
Bikeshare in Bethesda?: Both Montgomery council VP Roger Berliner and state senator Brian Frosh want to bring bike sharing to Bethesda. CaBi stations could help complete the connection from Rockville to DC and improve mobility within Bethesda. (WABA)
Improve a small triangle: A resident wants to improve the triangle park at 8th and K Streets and West Virginia Avenue, NE, and has started a blog to discuss it. Fortunately, it's city-owned rather than federal, meaning elements not present in 1929 can be considered. (K Street Triangle via Frozen Tropics)
New faces around Gray: Mayor Gray announced his new chief of staff and deputy chief of staff yesterday, Chris Murphy and Andi Pringle. (DCist) They could help Gray regain his footing, but Pringle does come with possible campaign baggage. (Post)
Georgetown ANC drama continues: Georgetown students showed up at the recent ANC2E meeting to protest the ANC redistricting plan. Students have a right to equal representation but student voter turnout is exceptionally low. (Patch, City Paper)
Greater Washington is majority minority: Census data show that minorities are the majority population in the Washington region. The distribution is not equal but is changing the economic and political future of the region as a whole. (Post)
And...: Marion Barry called Ward 8 a ghetto after making a illegal u-turn in a damaged car. (DCist) ... The USDOT withdrew a requirement for local governments to replace street signs. (Post) ... Another historic DC school is for sale. (City Paper) ... See a possible redesign of the Wonder Bread factory in Shaw. (DC Mud)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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