Breakfast links: Who's on the Council
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Committees are out:
Council Chairman Phil Mendelson assigned committees
for the next Council session. David Catania will head a new education committee. Tommy Wells gets judiciary, while Mendelson kept oversight of planning and zoning. Transportation stays with Mary Cheh. (Post)
Former City Paper and Post writer and DCFPI policy analyst Elissa Silverman has announced her candidacy
for April 23rd at-large special election, joining a crowded field of
10 other candidates. (DCist)
Politics for all:
DC and federal government employees may be able to participate more fully
in local DC politics, after revisions to the federal Hatch Act. ANC commissioners will now be allowed to run for other positions during their terms, and federal employees will be able to run in local elections. (DCist)
After getting a ticket at a bike signal, Washingtonian magazine's president and publisher says DC shouldn't have the L Street bike lane
. After all, William Faulkner talked of how much Americans love cars in 1948.
Officer reluctant to ticket driver:
A driver who hit a 9-year-old boy crossing in a Bethesda crosswalk didn't get a ticket
until the family of the victim launched a campaign to get police to investigate. (Bethesda Now)
McDonnell commits to 460:
Governor McDonnell signed a $1.4 billion deal
to build the controversial US 460 toll highway bypass in Hampton Roads. Critics say projections show it's not needed while Northern Virginia is starved of transportation funding. (Post)
A very desirable house:
A house on 4th Street NE near H Street received 168 bids
before being sold for more than double the list price. The median sale price for DC homes has risen 14% in the past year. (Post)
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