Breakfast links: Raising the charge
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DC residents want tax hike:
The results of DC's budget survey
have been released. District residents (those who replied, at least) overwhelmingly do want to raise taxes to balance the budget. Will this be part of the Mayor's proposal, due out Friday?
Bethesda could charge for Saturday parking:
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett wants to start charging for parking
at municipal lots in downtown Bethesda. Some businesses worry it will drive off business, while others realize it will drive parking turnover
, increasing the number of customers. (WAMU)
Alexandria wants green space from DoD:
Since the Department of Defense took over the Mark Center, it replaced most of the open space
in the development's original plan with parking garages and an inspection facility. Now Alexandria wants DOD to compensate the city for that loss of public space. (Examiner)
Howard County to improve Rt 1:
Residents and planners in Howard County want to improve bike and pedestrian facilities
in the county, particularly within Columbia and eventually on Route 1, which currently has no sidewalks at all. (Elkridge, MD Patch)
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