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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)

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David Edmondson is a transportation and urban affairs enthusiast living in Mount Vernon Square. He blogs about Marin County, California, at The Greater Marin

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The crackdown on meter violations is done by the D.C. Department of Public Works, not the Metropolitan Police.

by tour guide on Dec 23, 2011 8:39 am • linkreport

Curious that DC's §50-2201.02(6) defines parking to be the same as standing. Never noticed that before.

by Bossi on Dec 23, 2011 10:02 am • linkreport

The third link is for the wrong Greater Greater Washington.

by selxic on Dec 23, 2011 10:03 am • linkreport

selxic: The link goes to Streetsblog. What issue are you pointing out?

by David Alpert on Dec 23, 2011 11:23 am • linkreport

@David

I think selxic was referring to the fact that Seattle is in the other Washington, Washington state.

by Rob P. III on Dec 23, 2011 11:40 am • linkreport

Bravo on the 'GO' for Cathedral Commons project. Excellent year-end good news!

by Pelham1861 on Dec 23, 2011 2:17 pm • linkreport

I'm the first to condemn a police officer for abusing their authority or just generally being a dick in the line of duty. However, two cops joking around to each other about a traffic accident after the victim has left in an ambulance I don't really see as anything to get excited about. The also went on to mock the truck driver who hit the jogger so it's not as if they were being one sided. Had they said that to the victims face it would be another story but I'm sure they had no idea this was being recorded and that he would ever hear it.

by Doug on Dec 24, 2011 11:14 am • linkreport

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