DC Councilmember Jack Evans was unanimously elected chair of the Metro board, a role he’s served in twice before. It ends a tumultuous year, when a group of new board members challenged what they saw as complacency from members like Mort Downey and Tom Downs. (Post)
Mayor Bowser will pardon 2,829 parking tickets issued for cars parked on snow emergency routes on Friday. Like the sidewalk shoveling law, Mayor Bowser arbitrarily chose not to enforce another snow regulation. (City Paper)
The Arlington County Board unanimously voted to give $35,000 to study a Rosslyn-Georgetown gondola. Some members were skeptical about the idea, but want to see the idea studied and have a say in the process. (Post)
Soft support for RFK stadium
58% of DC voters support a new football stadium at RFK, but 25% might change their mind after seeing the price tag. Large majorities also support marijuana legalization, a higher minimum wage, and public financing of elections, according to a poll by the City Paper.
Tear down this treehouse
DC’s public space committee denied a request to allow a controversial Capitol Hill treehouse to encroach 20 inches into a public alley. The owners say they’ll keep the treehouse up, but move it out of the alley. (Post)