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Lending rules from HUD, FHA and Fannie and Freddie impede mixed-use development by limiting rented residential or commercial space in buildings. Fixing that rule would help economic recovery. (Forbes) Twitter
DCRA wants to narrow photography regulations to only regulate those taking pictures on the street to sell immediately to people, not journalists or artistic photographers. Also, for some reason, the regulated street photographers are forbidden from taking blurry photos. (Post) Twitter
Food trucks will be allowed to idle without customers as long as they obey parking laws, freeing them from fines under the current rule. Mayor Gray wants to implement this and other changes to DC’s food truck rules. (Examiner) Twitter