Breakfast links: Building consensus
Build up: New, transit oriented, dense projects are springing up all over the region. That's good for traffic, sustainability, and the local economy. (Post)
MWAA doesn't need state money: Virginia lawmakers threatened pull $150 million from the Silver Line unless the MWAA backs off its preference for union labor, but the MWAA says it doesn't need the money and could just raise tolls instead. (Examiner)
Stanley apologizes: Montgomery County planning director Rollin Stanley has apologized for his "rich, white women" remark. At least one of the women he was referring to is still calling for his resignation. (Bethesda Magazine)
United will need to unite land: A 2010 plan for a new DC United stadium on Buzzard Point could require land from 4 different property owners. The team would likely finance the stadium itself, but DC might cover infrastructure improvements. (Post)
Community engagement has its price: After his predecessor was criticized for not listening to the community, Mayor Gray has spent nearly $1 million doing so, with most of that going to the group who ran the One City summit on a no-bid contract. (Post)
Summit for the forgotten: Feeling that issues around poverty have been neglected in DC, the Fair Budget Coalition is having its own One City Summit, called "One City in Crisis," and with a far, far smaller budget. (Poverty & Policy)
Illegal parkers caught at Thompson: Many office workers were parking all day without paying in Georgetown's Thompson boathouse, where NPS never enforced its 3-hour meters. When a resident complained, Park Police wrote $25 tickets for 52 cars. (Patch)
And...: DDOT installs new, more specific bike route signs. (TheWashCycle) ... The Montgomery County school board will help Fairfax County pick its next superintendent. (Examiner) ... See who owns land in Anacosita. (R. U. Seriousing Me?)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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