Posts Tagged ‘Jack Evans’

Taxi Commission Chair Not Surprised by Color Uproar

Judging by their tweets, many Washingtonians don't like the proposed D.C. cab color scheme. They're not alone. The D.C. Taxi Cab Commission announced five more design proposals this morning, and some members of the D.C. Council now want to override the selection process, the Post reports. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans sounds the most disappointed of [...]

The Needle: Out: Natitude, In: Cattitude

Sinking: Those darn Nats! An 8-0 loss to the Cardinals is no way to get to the World Series. -8
Sailing: Per an email from Alert D.C., the Wilson Bridge will be opening at around midnight for two pleasure crafts: the Altanagoiar Alta and the delightfully named Cattitude. +1

District Line Daily: Contracting Kerfuffle

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The Needle: Dan Snyder Not Throwing Party

Opportunity Lost: Reports of an impending meeting between local hero Dan Snyder and national hero Mitt Romney were apparently incorrect. A Redskins spokesman tells Washingtonian that the Redskins owner is not holding a fundraiser for Romney, despite what Politico reported this morning. -3
Shooting at Coolidge High: One Coolidge High student was shot by another today, according [...]

The Needle: Leslie Knope on D.C.

Train in Vain: Councilmember Jack Evans promises that Metro will be open for spectators leaving late-night Nats games, but he's mum on who's footing the bill. -3
Hollywood on the Potomac: Apparently, those Parks & Recreation scenes filmed in Washington this summer paid off. In one episode, character Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, describes Washington [...]

Most D.C. Council Members Get Pay Raises

The Examiner reports that all D.C. councilmembers but David Catania, Kwame Brown, Michael Brown, and Mary Cheh are taking $2,802 raises this year:
"I just didn't feel comfortable giving myself a pay raise when our employees weren't getting a pay raise," [Kwame] Brown told The Washington Examiner on Tuesday.
According to the chief financial officer's estimate in [...]

Photos: Ground Hog Day

Dupont Circle, Feb. 2nd.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: Chinatown Parade

Slideshow. 7th and H Street, NW. Jan. 29th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Friday Tax News!

It's Friday! Let's talk about tax confusion and wire fraud.
The Times reports that about $15 million in business tax revenue will probably go uncollected, because of a Councilmember Jack Evans-sponsored 2007 law that requires purchasers to only pay taxes on commercial property debt incurred since refinancing. The 2007 law conflicts with an earlier law that made commercial property [...]

The Needle: Ticketron Edition

For Tickets, See Jack: District campaign finance law allows members of the D.C. Council to raise up to $80,000 a year for constituent service funds, outside of their tax-funded office budgets and their campaign accounts. The idea is supposed to be to use these to pay for things like electrical bills or heating costs that [...]

The Needle: Winning Edition

Fully Loaded Panniers: The days of luxury SUV leases for District government officials might be over—Capital Bikeshare now has a station set up outside the Wilson Building. The new station was part of a big expansion for the service. Mayor Vince Gray checked out one of the rides, but didn't actually go anywhere with it. [...]

Jack Evans Takes On FEMS

Leave it to the D.C. Council to face down the tough issues of the day.
Councilmember Jack Evans announced today that he would be taking on a cause dear to, apparently, every D.C. fire fighter. No, this doesn't have anything to do with the hydrant issues or suspect arson investigations. This has to do with the [...]

The Needle: Play Ball Edition

There is Power in a Union: For months, workers have been protesting outside the Madison Hotel on 15th Street NW, clamoring about a labor dispute in which the hotel laid off workers and refused to recognize a contract with UNITE HERE Local 25. And, incidentally, making things rather noisy for executives at The Washington Post, [...]

Photos: More Swearing In

Was D.C. Cop Exam Hard?

This summer, David Carter came to D.C. to teach some of  the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) brass how to be intelligence operatives. The Michigan State University professor and criminologist put parts of the police department's command staff through two days of intensive training. The cops worked through 14 hours of class. [...]