Breakfast links: How to build community
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BIDs can transform neighborhoods:
Former NoMA BID president Elizabeth Price discusses the role of BIDs
to market neighborhoods. The BID has brought new businesses and residents and started to create a sense of community. (Post)
Eisenhower Ave still lacking vibrancy:
The neighborhood around the Eisenhower Avenue metro station isn't as vibrant
as planners hoped. New development plans could help because they include more than just apartments and restaurants. (Urban Turf)
Warner wants Potomac bridge:
Virginia Senator Mark Warner is pushing for a new bridge
across the Potomac River, saying it could help long-term economic growth. But a new bridge could just increase traffic. (Huffington Post)
Some cities banning plastic bags:
DC's bag tax has raised about $2.5 million but some cities in California have banned plastic bags
altogether. The tax is meant to lower bag use but could an outright ban be more successful? (Atlantic Cities)
Gray withdraws elections board nomination:
Mayor Gray won't nominate Robert Mallett
to the Board of Elections and Ethics because he doesn't meet the legal residency requirement. The withdrawal prolongs vacancy problems on the board. (DCist)
Can you hear me now?:
Metro hasn't met its own deadlines to improve cell phone service
in stations. The work is mostly done though and is high-priority for Metro. (Examiner)
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