Posts Tagged ‘David Catania’

Museum Square Owner Sues City Over Legislation

It's the latest volley in the ongoing battle of the Section 8 complex.

Legal Fixes Won’t Help Museum Square Tenants, City Says

Last June, residents of the Museum Square Apartments at 401 K St. NW learned that their building would be demolished unless they could come up with $250 million. After that threat of displacement, though, everything seemed to go the tenants' way. Then-D.C. Councilmember David Catania quickly drafted emergency legislation to prevent landlords from charging these exorbitant [...]

D.C.’s Divides Persist: The Mayoral Election in Graphs

Race, geography, and Muriel Bowser's vote count. In charts!

Preaching to the Test: The Mayoral Candidates on D.C.’s Public Schools

Muriel Bowser, David Catania, and Carol Schwartz on solving D.C.'s biggest puzzle

This Is How Museum Square’s Owner Justified Its $250 Million Pricetag

A Freedom of Information Act request reveals how a developer came to the astronomical figure its residents might have had to pay to keep their homes.

Catania, Gray Bills Aim to Prevent Future Museum Squares

A legal loophole allows building owners to charge exorbitant prices for tenants to remain in their apartments. Two proposals would address that.

Poll: Most D.C. Residents Support School-Assignment Changes

Maybe mayoral candidates Muriel Bowser and David Catania will rethink their opposition to a plan they can't easily undo.

Are Children a Drain on the District? Gray Doesn’t Think So.

Once upon a time, most D.C. parents with the means to do so took their kids out of the public school system: to private schools, to the suburbs—anywhere but the troubled public schools. The trend only accelerated after 1996, when Congress and the D.C. Council voted to allow charter schools in the District, giving rich and poor [...]

Catania Resolves to Delay School-Assignment Changes

Four days after Mayor Vince Gray unveiled his plan to overhaul the city's school-assignment policies for the first time in more than 40 years, one of the two leading candidates to succeed him is taking a stand against the changes.
David Catania, who chairs the D.C. Council's education committee and is running for mayor as an independent, [...]

New Mayor May Have Little Room to Change School-Assignment Policies

Yesterday, Mayor Vince Gray officially adopted a sweeping set of changes to the system that assigns D.C. students to public schools. But by the time the new school boundaries and policies go into effect in the 2015-2016 school year, Gray will no longer be mayor, raising the question of what other D.C. politicians and officials can do to [...]