Breakfast links: Help wanted
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Help wanted on ethics board:
Mayor Gray can't seem to find people
to serve on the city's new Board of Ethics and Government Accountability. Several people turned down a post. (Post)
A blanket of traffic cameras:
Mayor Gray would ultimately like to cover the entire city with traffic cameras
, including ones that ticket drivers who do not yield to pedestrians at crosswalks. (Post, Falls Church)
Henderson is chancellor, not Kwame Brown:
The DC Council's recent education bill could be the start of a lot of meddling
by the Council. Getting rid of this is why DC abolished the school board, and DC "does not need 13 chancellors." (Post editorial)
No Bethesda vs. Wheaton:
The redevelopment of Wheaton and the second Bethesda Metro entrance were never really at odds
, says Roger Berliner. Instead, the council sees a transit-based future while County Executive Leggett prioritizes roads. (Gazette)
Cars over veggies:
Bethesda's farmers' market is moving away from the center of Bethesda
because the county wants to keep Elm Street open Sundays during construction. ACT says it's not necessary and will hurt street life.
Affordable housing needed:
Experts say Montgomery County will need financial incentives
to encourage affordable housing. Otherwise it will just get more traffic, as workers who can't afford to live in the county commute from elsewhere. (Examiner)
Democrat Libby Garvey won the open Arlington County Board seat
in a special election that saw historically low turnout. She defeated Republican candidate Mark Kelly by less than 900 votes. (Post)
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