Maryland is making texting while driving a primary offense. The state will also allow criminal prosecution of negligent drivers who kill cyclists or pedestrians. Previously, such drivers only faced fines. (Post) Twitter
Housing prices are more than supply and demand
Increasing a neighborhood’s housing supply won’t hold down prices if new neighborhood amenities accompany the new housing. In fact, newcomers may fight newer development projects. (Forbes) Twitter
Whither the young preservationists?
Preservationists saved much of DC’s beautiful architecture from demolition. Now that the heavy lifting is done, is attention to decks, windows and compatibility of new buildings antagonizing the public? (City Paper) Twitter
A Ward 5 ANC stands accused of misappropriation of tax dollars, illegal secrecy, and general irresponsibility. Several DC officials admit they have no legal means to force ANCs to obey the law. (Washington Times) Twitter