Breakfast links: Banishing the money
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Get corporate money out of politics:
Bryan Weaver and Sylvia Brown are spearheading a ballot initiative to ban corporate political contributions
. This would make local rules more like federal ones. (Post)
Cheh gives Uber love:
Councilmember Mary Cheh criticized the sting operation
Chairman Ron Linton ran against Uber, instead urging the two sides to work together. Cheh hopes to address Uber's legality in a hearing later this month. (Examiner)
Caps lock off on signs:
DC is replacing its previously all capital letter street signs with mixed-case ones
. The easier to read signs comply with a new federal standard. Old signs will be replaced as needed and full conversion should take about ten years. (Post)
Rising sea levels bad for DC:
A modest rise of 4 inches in sea level over the next few decades could be disastrous for DC
costing billions in damages. (Post)
Rents on three-bedroom and studio apartments in the DC area shot up 6.06% and 5.4%
respectively. Meanwhile two-bedroom rents went up 1% while one-bedroom rents actually saw a 1.73% decrease. (UrbanTurf)
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