Breakfast links: Everything's fine
Fines for the food trucks: DC Police are cracking down on food trucks with parking tickets to trucks that stay too long. Operators say they're being targeted unfairly. (Post)
Fines for poor electric service: Pepco was fined $1 million by Maryland for unreliable and poor service. The fine is far less than the $14.7 million recommended by the State Office of the People's Counsel. (Examiner)
Seattle police mock injured jogger: A semi truck driver hit a jogger in West Seattle. Two police officers were later caught on video calling the jogger a "dumb f***" for jogging instead of driving. (Streetsblog)
Don't forget the small businesses: With major redevelopment in Wheaton and elsewhere, George Leventhal wonders how the county might preserve the small businesses already there. (Gazette, Dan Reed)
Are "discretionary funds" too discretionary?: Prince William County gives county supervisors "discretionary funds," but one supervisor tried to donate $100,000 to his wife's organization, prompting calls for reform. (State of NoVa)
One strike, you're out of public housing: One drug-related offense by a resident or even a guest is enough to evict an affordable housing renter under current HUD guidelines. One Alexandria woman is fighting her eviction. (HuffPo)
HUD gets less sustainable: Regional planning will suffer after Congress cut Sustainable Communities grants. The rest of the Sustainable Communities partnership, promoting mixed-use and sustainable development locally and regionally, still exists, just without funding for HUD's grants in support. (Governing)
And...: Wisconsin Avenue Giant upheld in final legal appeal. (City Paper) ... The Purple Line is now a LEGO set. (Bethesda Row) ... 2011's top 10 transportation stories. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- The Obama administration says zoning is at the heart of some huge economic problems
- Adams Morgan could get more housing and preserve its plaza, too. But it probably won't.
- Zoning: The hidden trillion dollar tax
- Scarred by urban renewal, Silver Spring's Lyttonsville neighborhood gets a second chance
- As DC has grown, so has its racial prosperity gap
- Rent in our region is expensive. Does that mean it's unaffordable?
- F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald are buried just a block away from the Rockville Metro station