Food trucks would have to start paying sales taxes like everyone else under a bill going to markup on Thursday in the DC Council. Food trucks earning less than a threshold could keep paying a flat annual fee as they do today. (DCist)
Give me a break
Konterra could qualify for tax breaks intended for transit-oriented projects inside the Beltway, despite county officials’ best efforts. (Examiner)
Are mobile cameras about revenue?
One Prince George’s delegate wants to prohibit mobile speed cameras being moved solely to generate revenue. County officials say they are writing fewer tickets, a sign the program is actually curbing speeding rather than being primarily about money. (Examiner)
Redevelopment of Mid-Pike Plaza in White Flint received preliminary approval from the Montgomery County Planning Board. The pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use plan, which includes reducing Old Georgetown Road from 6 lanes to 4, has received no complaints. (DCMud)
DC residents produce less air pollution than their suburban neighbors. Virginia’s pollution will likely increase in the future while Maryland’s will decrease thanks to their adoption of California standards for cars. (City Paper)
Photography still legal
WMATA employees sometimes harass photographers for legally taking pictures. There have been at least 3 incidents in the past 4 months despite Metro’s official statements that it’s legal.