Breakfast links: Home sweet home no more?
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Residents could lose homes:
A landslide in May forced residents to evacuate
the Piscataway Hills neighborhood in Prince George's. It would cost $22 million to stabilize the hillside, and the county may choose to dismantle the neighborhood instead. (Post)
Is a more than 150 year old "shotgun house" on Capitol Hill a historic treasure or an eyesore
? The house's owner wants to tear it down and build a bigger house, and he says that it is structurally unsound. (Post)
More than half of DC's households that rent their homes are paying more than they can afford
. 51% pay more than 30% of their income, and 28% pay more than half of their income. (City Paper)
NoRamp for NoMA?:
There's an easement so that the Metropolitan Branch Trail can get a ramp to L Street, but the NoMa BID's public space plans would use some of that space
and imperil the ramp; the city seems to be going along. (TheWashCycle)
Need more human enforcement:
Pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers alike say that police should enforce laws for all road users
. They say police should put more officers on the street enforcing laws and not just rely on traffic cameras. (Post)
Parking problems in the future?:
Plans to build a no-parking building on H Street, whose residents won't be eligible for residential parking stickers, gets the go-ahead
, but Muriel Bowser worries residents will just lobby for RPP stickers later. (District Source)
Living up to his name:
Prominent early Facebook backer Sean Parker is bankrolling a ballot initiative
in San Francisco to prohibit Sunday parking meters, limit new meters, and expand parking garages. (Streetsblog)
Fund is temporarily trusty again:
The House approved a temporary fix
for the Highway Trust Fund, adding $11 billion that will string it along until next May. Democrats criticized Congress' inability to pass a longer-term bill; conservatives and liberals criticized the accounting gimmicks involved. (NYT)
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