Lunch links: Not enough money
Photo by Mr. T in DC on Flickr.
DDOE inspectors solicit bribes:
2 inspectors from the DC Department of the Environment allegedly asked for bribes
in exchange for overlooking hazardous waste disposal problems. (Examiner)
Got $20 million lying around?:
A federal law requiring union wages for public works only in DC or on federal property might also apply to CityCenterDC
, a private project on publicly-owned land. If upheld, this would cost DC $20 million and likely make all economic development projects in DC far more expensive. (Post)
College Park needs CaBi:
Would a CaBi "satellite system" not really connected to the main DC/Arlington one work in College Park? Mark Noll now believes it would
after attending a forum last week. There's still no money for one, though. (RTCP)
Real estate too pricey for third places?:
Why aren't there more "third places" like coffee shops, and why are many that exist closing (like the Georgetown B&N
? Maybe the rent is too high
. (Extraordinary Observations)
Bus driver throws rider to ground:
A video shows a bus driver roughly shoving a passenger off the bus
and to the ground. What was going on? Was there background not shown on the video? Or is this just a really, really inappropriate behavior? (TBD)
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