Posts Tagged ‘david grosso’

Dear Johns: Jack Evans’ Old, New Plan to Curb Prostitution

Jack Evans wants police to seize vehicles of suspected "johns," but is that the best way to deter prostitution?

Chartwells Quits, Leaving DCPS to Find New Food Vendor for Fall

Chartwells' withdrawal follows a $19.4 million settlement last month of a whistleblower lawsuit brought by a former DCPS food services director.

What Will D.C. Lawmakers Do About DCPS’ Food Services Contract?

David Grosso is trying to persuade D.C. lawmakers who have opposed renewing a $32 million food services contract with Chartwells/Thompson Hospitality to withdraw their opposition.

Correction Required: The D.C. Jail is Falling Apart. What Should Replace It?

A scathing report calls for the closure of the District’s two major correctional facilities. What's next?

D.C. Council Questions Progress on Truancy Reforms

“How do we look at this and evaluate how all of these different programs are working, and how do we refine it if it’s not? Who do we give the money to and why?”

What the Heck Happened to D.C.’s Legal Marijuana Yesterday?

The attempt by Congress to hijack local laws (again), explained

Marijuana Could Be a $130 Million Annual Market in D.C.

It's still unclear how much cash legal pot would bring to city coffers.

Transgender Rights Advocates Rally for Repeal of Prostitution-Free Zones

A handful of transgender-rights advocates stood with signs in front of the Wilson Building today—the day that Monica Jones is set to go on trial in Arizona.  Jones, a black, transgender student at Arizona State University, is facing manifestation of prostitution charges, though she says she was arrested while walking to a local bar and [...]

Legislation Would Allow Non-Citizen, Permanent Residents to Vote in Local Elections

Councilmember David Grosso introduced legislation today that would allow foreign citizens who have permanent resident status to vote in local elections.
The bill would require green card holders to live in the District for at least 30 days prior to the election.
"Pot holes, community centers, playgrounds, minimum wage, taxes, supercans, snow removal, alley closings, alcohol license [...]

What Legalized Weed Could Look Like in D.C.

One Friday evening in the not-too-distant future, you leave the Metro after work and stop to do some errands on your way home. You pick up your dry cleaning. You swing by the grocery store to get some milk. And you’re going to a party later that night, so you stop at the liquor store [...]

The Council Network

Ward 6 Councilmember and would-be Mayor Tommy Wells will take his campaign to Reddit this week, with an Ask Me Anything discussion scheduled for Sunday. Which got us thinking: What would be the social networks of choice for other local political figures?

Who: Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry
What: Twitter
Why: From old SNCC photos to live updates [...]

The Needle: Whiteout

Demographic Developments: With the election of David Grosso, the D.C. Council is now once again majority white. +/-0
Votes Mapped: Speaking of racial divides, a map of Grosso votes compared to Michael Brown's votes reveals, predictably, that Grosso dominated the western part of the city and Brown the eastern portion. -3

District Line Daily: Four More Years

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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What a night, huh? The country kept the same president, but D.C. got a new [...]

Cocktail-Napkin Sketch: Grosso Headquarters

So far, "yes" votes have a slight edge in a referendum in Colorado to legalize marijuana. Attendees at D.C. Council at-large candidate David Grosso's campaign party react.

District Line Daily: Saucy ANC

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Something to ponder this Friday: A Columbia Heights ANC commissioner who spent 158 hours on [...]

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