Today, Marion Barry’s casket will lie in repose in the Wilson Building then moved to the Temple of Praise on Southern Ave SE for a musical and video tribute. Tomorrow, a celebration of Barry’s life will take place at the Convention Center. (City Paper)
Gray invokes Barry in land swap
After the DC United-Reeves Center swap deal was scrapped, Mayor Vince Gray sent out then recalled a press release slamming the DC Council for not honoring Marion Barry’s legacy. A new Reeves Center would’ve been built in Ward 8. (City Paper)
Drop the tolls?
The six-lane Intercounty Connector rarely ever has traffic, even during rush hour. Some are calling on incoming Governor Larry Hogan to reduce tolls to drive more traffic onto the underutilized highway. (Post)
The Montgomery County Council will let developers apply for a tax exemption if they have parking lots. The County reasoned that they were charging taxes to developers for parking that shouldn’t be paid. (BethesdaNow)