DC plans to tackle disabled parking fraud with new rules requiring people with placards to pay but giving more time. A 2012 plan for red top meters met opposition and was blocked; the new plan will just focus on the downtown area and reduce the number of red top meters. (Post)
Clues for Purple Line in Charlotte
Marylanders curious about the impact of Purple Line construction can look to Charlotte, NC, where an extension of its light-rail line caused construction disruptions and made rents rise near new stations. (Post)
Why are the people who sleep in a town the only ones with any say over its land use policy? Current residents of towns often oppose new residents coming in, but the latter have no vote. (Post)
Housing: a Presidential issue
Housing discrimination is one of this Presidential election’s least salient issues, but Tim Kaine criticized Donald Trump for his history of not renting to minorities. Before politics, Kaine sued discriminatory landlords. (Post)
Marion Christopher Barry, the late former mayor’ son and once a DC Council cabdidate, died of an apparent drug overdose. (City Paper) … Robert Kiley, former head of Boston’s, New York’s, and London’s transit systems, died from Alzheimer’s. He introduced NYC’s MetroCard and implemented London’s congestion pricing. (NYT)
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