By thinking about opening a store in Georgetown, Target is breaking with its usual policy of requiring lots of parking, like the 1,000-space garage at DC USA which is never more than half used. (Housing Complex)
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker wants to quickly pass ethics reform measures in the county and Annapolis, so that he can move on attracting business investment in the county. He will freeze public salaries but funnel significant one-time money into the school system. (Post)
Where are the new MoCo residents?
Montgomery Planning Director Rollin Stanley looks deeper at Census data showing the county becoming majority-minority and where new residents are living. People moving to infill condos cost less in infrastructure and schoolchildren than single-family houses. (The Director’s Blog)
DC might withhold $50M in face of cuts
If Metro cuts weekend late-night service, the District may withhold its $50 million in capital matching funds. The funding compact is also threatened by Congress’ reluctance to contribute its $150 million. (WTOP)
Undisciplined school discipline
A Fairfax County middle school suspended a student for 7 weeks for taking a prescription acne medication at school. The student transferred to another school but has performed worse and still experiences taunting and rumors. (Post) … Meanwhile, an elementary school in King George is being accused of doing little to punish an 11-year-old who threatened another student with a knife. (WUSA)
Biddle wasting BOEE & opponent resources?
A hearing for Patrick Mara was postponed yesterday without notice. Sekou Biddle, who is challenging Mara’s candidacy, didn’t show up, perhaps because he never planned to seriously contest Mara. (Four26)