The county, where drivers struck 70 kids last year alone, received a $2.1-million grant to provide safer routes to school. The county will add sidewalks, crosswalks, and speed tables near schools countywide. (Examiner)
County Exec. Ike Leggett has ordered county agencies to expedite their approval of Holy Cross Hospital’s expansion into Germantown. The expansion will put 1,500 jobs 8.6 miles from the nearest Metro. (Examiner)
Tommy Wells wants to transfer Eastern Market to a quasi-public trust whose board would include appointees from the mayor, council, and vendors. Some long-time vendors fear being priced out. (Post)
MoCo politicos resents gerrymandering
Council Pres. Valerie Ervin accuses fellow Maryland Democrats of gerrymandering Congressional districts. The proposal, she says, marginalizes black voters, who “were taken for granted once again.” (Examiner)
Help with the zoning rewrite… for money
One of the folks working on DC’s zoning rewrite recently left to go to grad school. Do you want the job? Here are the details.