A new report identifies “gentrifying” neighborhoods based on trends in property values. New residents are more affluent and often younger, but in several neighborhoods, they’re same race as longtime residents. (WBJ)
Bad apples lead to viral videos
If you’re biking (or driving or walking), don’t be a jerk. At the DC Bike Party, a few people rode unsafely and almost hit many pedestrians. One of them got hit by a taxi while running a red light. (DCist)
Muriel Bowser, David Catania, and Mary Cheh aren’t willing to move the 2014 primary later than April 1. That date keeps the voting out of budget season, but could mean 9-month lame ducks if someone loses a reelection bid. (Post)
Food trucks get compromise
The DC Council may have reached a compromise on food truck regulations, which would still create defined vending zones, but let trucks operate more freely near the zones, and along narrower sidewalks. (WBJ)
Bag fee just for food?
Montgomery County may exempt non-food stores from the 5¢ bag fee (similar to what DC already does). That would exclude 89% of retailers and cut revenues from the fee by about 38%. (WBJ)