Fairfax Supervisors delayed a vote on raising Tysons real estate taxes to fund transportation upgrades. Supervisors have supported the proposal, but are again considering adding an exemption for residential landowners. (Post) Twitter
Olson “too Arlington” for PG?
The Prince George’s County Council unexpectedly denied Eric Olson the chairmanship and reelected Andrea Harrison. Olson had clashed with Rushern Baker, and a zoning lawyer said some think he’s “too Arlington.” (Post) Twitter
Gray not into autonomy vote
The efforts for DC budget autonomy might be “set back many years” if Congressmembers “bristle at this attempt to circumvent their authority” by putting a referendum on the April special election ballot, Mayor Gray argued in a letter to the DC Council. It approved the referendum anyway. (Post) Twitter
President Obama wants more infrastructure spending as part of a budget deal. It’s not clear how much of any new stimulus will go to transit, repairing roads and bridges, or new sprawl projects. (Streetsblog) Twitter