The Council will vote on a number of hot issues when it returns from recess this week: a stop to some tax sales, UberX and ridesharing legalization, a traffic camera moratorium, and an overturn of Mayor Gray’s veto on the living wage bill. (Post) Twitter
How Downtown DC came to be
Downtown DC has evolved quickly from sparsely populated to bustling in only a few decades. Efforts to mix uses, develop parking lots, and attract retail all helped transform the area. (Post) Twitter
Although some exurban projects planned before the recession are restarting, some signs point to smart growth still being a popular choice. (NYT, Neil) Twitter
Trees illegal in Georgia?
Georgia’s legislature has banned the planting of trees within 500 feet of a billboard. The law could cause Atlanta to remove trees planted during recent streetscape improvements. (Curbed, Circle Thomas) (Tip: Circle Thomas)Twitter