Breakfast links: Go the distance
Photo by Elvert Barnes on Flickr.
Spingarn gets historic:
The Historic Preservation Review Board named Spingarn High School a historic landmark.
It's unclear if the designation will slow down plans for a streetcar barn on the site of the school. (City Paper)
No rentals at St. E's?:
Marion Barry is trying to block any rental housing at St. Elizabeths
and instead wants any housing to be owner-occupied. He's concerned with Ward 8 having the lowest ratio of homeowners in DC. (Post)
Council committee giveth:
A bill that would make it easier for cyclists to sue the motorists who hit them
cleared the DC Council Judiciary Committee. The bill guarantees cyclists at least $1000 of damages plus attorney fees if they win. (DCist)
Council committee taketh away:
The DC Council's finance and revenue committee approved an $11 million tax break
for a Georgia Ave. development that CFO Natwar Gandhi said was unnecessary. (City Paper)
What changed after Rhee?:
A new memoir from Michelle Rhee effusively defends her work
and praises Adrian Fenty, but under Kaya Henderson, this year's school closings are a lot less contentious than when Rhee ran the show. (City Paper)
Can Amtrak ever satisfy Congress?:
Amtrak is reorganizing itself
to try to please skeptical House Republicans. What about also loosening outdated FRA rules and letting Amtrak choose its long-distance routes? (Streetsblog)
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