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Keith Ivey suggests ending the at-large interim appointments, instituting IRV, and having more flexibility in election dates. Martin Austermuhle adds reforming the petition signature challenge process and fixing campaign finance loopholes. (Four26) Twitter
IRV explained, British style
A British video explains how Alternative Vote, called Instant Runoff Voting in the US, is not that complicated and is really like the way a group of “mates” might decide what “pub” to go to. An upcoming referendum could implement IRV for the UK parliament. (Gavin) Twitter
Mayor Gray had made a promise to the taxicab industry who heavily supported his campaign to fire Commissioner Leon Swain. Gray may reappoint a Commissioner from Marion Barry’s fourth mayoral term. (Post) Twitter
The civic association in Bluemont, west of Ballston, commissioned a proposal to create a walkable village center in place of some strip malls and warehouses. It’s not a real proposal yet, but some residents at a meeting already are objecting to potential development. (ARLnow) Twitter
We don’t mean the British monarchy. Coalition for Smarter Growth policy director Cheryl Cort and her partner are getting married. Mazel tov! And thanks, DC Council (except Yvette Alexander, Marion Barry and possibly Vincent Orange)! Twitter