Posts Tagged ‘Mary Cheh’

District Line Daily: D.C.’s Biking Twits

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D.C. cyclists are nastier than a motorcycle gang, according to Post columnist Courtland Milloy. Bicycling "terrorists," he somewhat [...]

District Line Daily: Bowser Wants to Keep Henderson

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If elected mayor, Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser says she would keep Chancellor Kaya Henderson as the head of [...]

District Line Daily: House of Disregards

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Maryland legislation that would provide millions of dollars in additional requested tax credits to keep [...]

Who to Vote for (and Who Not to Vote for) in D.C.’s 2014 Democratic Primary

Another election, another set of would-be leaders who mostly seem determined to test just how willing District voters are to keep showing up and voting no matter how lousy their choices are.
What better explanation is there for the field that confronts D.C. Democrats? Four of 13 members of the D.C. Council are seeking the nomination [...]

District Line Daily: Young and Voteless

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D.C.'s booming population of young professionals has the opportunity to sway the upcoming mayoral primary. [...]

Reported Assaults Raise Questions of Security at DPR Facilities

In the wake of reported sexual assaults at the Wilson Aquatic Center in Tenleytown, a D.C. council oversight hearing today focused on what security and managerial lapses allowed the alleged attacks to occur and why it took so long for the Department of Parks and Recreation to communicate with the public about the attacks.
Police are [...]

District Line Daily: Housing Prey

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A Washington Post investigation found that the D.C. government has auctioned off tax liens for decades, resulting [...]

District Line Daily: And Stay Out!

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Rives Miller Grogan, the tree-climbing protester who tried to shout down the inauguration, has been banned [...]

District Line Daily: Camera Cash

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The District's ubiquitous traffic cams are paying off. Speed camera revenue more than doubled in 2012 [...]

#VoteDCTaxi: None of the Above

Mayor Vince Gray unveiled four of the nine proposed taxi color schemes yesterday, and the reaction has been tepid at best. Councilmember Mary Cheh, whose bill mandating a uniform taxi color scheme is the whole reason we're having this debate, sounded like a scientist discovering her misshapen experiments, telling the Post that she thought that [...]

The Needle: Taxi to the Dark Side

Cab Calamity: The District has released four cab paint designs, which range from "hideous" to "not as hideous as the other three." Councilmember Mary Cheh declares some of the designs "horrid." -5
RGIII Recuperating: Pigskins quarterback Robert Griffin III could get over his sprained ligament injury in time for next Sunday's game. +3

Uber Now Legal, Officially

Rejoice, Uber underground! Now you no longer have to skulk out of sight of the law, scurrying from luxury app-dispatched sedan to luxury app-dispatched sedan to get around the District, because the D.C. Council voted unanimously today to make Uber legal.
While no one was actually operating an Uber sedan surreptitiously despite a January sting by the [...]

Uber Makes Gains on Sedan Regulations, While Competitor Hailo Plays Nice

After today's Council hearing on cab and sedan regulations, it seems like Uber and the D.C. Council might finally stop fighting. That's good news for Uber, because incoming competitor Hailo is more than happy to work with the Council if Uber won't.
"We are committed to working with the City Council, the D.C. Taxi Cab Commission, [...]

Uber Mentions: Emails Reveal That Uber Fight Turned Everybody Into Dicks

When luxury cab service Uber fought Councilmember Mary Cheh's effort to set a minimum price floor on its trips last month, the company's fans unleashed a wave of emails and phone calls to the D.C. Council. Washingtonians like Proof and Estadio owner Mark Kuller, chef José Andrés' business partner Rob Wilder, and We Love DC [...]

The Needle: Ward Six Nix Traffic Pix

An Early Mayoral Run: Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells is creating a task force to study whether the District charges too much for tickets from traffic cameras. Wells is asking Mary Cheh—who received the transportation-committee chairmanship after former Chairman Kwame Brown bounced Wells from the top spot—to co-chair. What kind of power move is this? +2
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