ANC 5D is known as the most dysfunctional ANC. Most of the dysfunction is tied to Kathy Henderson’s refusal to play by the rules. She has stoked conflict by refusing to work with her colleagues. Her actions prevented the ANC from accessing their funds, she wouldn’t accept meeting minutes, created dueling agendas, and chaired rowdy meetings. (City Paper)
Mayor’s first year
Muriel Bowser’s first year as DC Mayor saw many bumps in the road due to a spike in homicides, controversy over the FreshPAC, and a lack of transparency in the Pepco-Exelon merger negotiations. (Post)
Alexandria’s new mayor
Alison Silberberg will be sworn in today as the new mayor of Alexandria and is expected to be markedly different from her predecessor with her plans to limit development. (Post)
Paid leave for MD?
The Maryland General Assembly is close to gathering a veto-proof majority to pass a paid sick leave bill in its 2016 legislative session. Gov. Hogan ran on making the state more business-friendly and has yet to offer a position. (Post)
Kids in one San Francisco school were made to put on a play that cast tech companies as villains in the crisis of rising housing prices. But the play’s authors are blaming the wrong people. (The Atlantic)