Breakfast links: Votes and taxes
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Online voter registration?:
Tommy Wells wants to allow online voter registration
in DC. Today, residents can download forms online, but must print and mail them. Maryland and 11 other states have online registration. (DCist)
Commuter tax for DC gov workers?:
Jack Evans proposed a commuter tax
which would only apply to newly-hired local government workers who live outside DC. Public employee unions oppose the idea. (Examiner)
Bag fee helps clean up Anacostia:
DC's 5¢ bag fee has greatly reduced trash
in the Anacostia. The fee has raised far less than expected because more people are eschewing disposable bags. Much trash still comes from Prince George's, which couldn't get state approval for a fee this year, while Montgomery instituted one. (WTOP)
Finish the trail:
WABA wants DDOT to complete the Met Branch Trail
past Brookland, especially around Fort Totten, but officials say it could be years or more because they're busy and it's hard. Some Silver Spring groups oppose the planned route. (WAMU)
Corcoran interior a landmark?:
The DC Preservation League nominated the interior of the Corcoran
for historic designation. The interior has some impressive elements, and now until there is a hearing, the Corcoran can't change anything. (City Paper)
DC's offices the fullest in the nation:
Washington DC's office vacancy remains the lowest
in the US, at 9.5%. Is this a compelling reason to loosen the height restriction and allow office supply to expand? (Housing Complex)
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