The Town Council of Chevy Chase has voted to hire not 1 but 3 lobbying firms to fight the Purple Line. The price tag? $29,000 a month for up to a year. (BethesdaNow) Twitter
Meanwhile, a modest proposal
An ANC Commissioner in Chevy Chase DC has suggested a novel(?) solution for keeping sidewalks clear: hiring the homeless to do it. (City Paper) Twitter
Clearing the CCT
Five Montgomery County councilmembers have called on the county’s transportation department to develop a plan to keep the Capital Crescent Trail open year round, including snow clearing and winter maintenance. (TheWashCycle) Twitter
A 1967 condominium building in Temple Hills has fallen on hard times and may be condemned. Could condominium failures become a more widespread problem? (Post) Twitter
French railway reparations?
The State Department and French officials are talking about Holocaust reparations. A Maryland bill would block Keolis, a subsidiary of the state-owned French railway SNCF, from bidding on the Purple Line without compensating families of those it transported to death camps during WWII. (Post) Twitter