Posts Tagged ‘Kenyan McDuffie’

McDuffie Bill Aims to Clarify Housing Affordability

It's no secret that D.C. has an affordable housing problem. But really, the city has two affordable housing problems. The first is one of supply: There isn't enough of it. And the second is one of definitions: Much of what's labeled affordable isn't really affordable to many Washingtonians.
The standard metric for affordable housing is area [...]

McDuffie Wants You to Know He Does NOT Support Tiny Houses

For our Best of D.C. issue, out today, I wrote about the "Best Tiny Houses." It was an easy choice: It went to what, as far as I'm aware, are the city's only tiny houses, a delightful collection of micro-dwellings on wheels on a small plot of land between alleys in Stronghold.
Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie [...]

Vice Principles

Kenyan McDuffie eyed the small plastic shot glass in his hand with suspicion, then took a sip. The proprietors of New Columbia Distillers waited for the Ward 5 councilmember’s reaction to their Green Hat Gin. McDuffie swallowed, and smiled.
“I’m not generally a gin drinker,” McDuffie said, “but it’s good.”
McDuffie and three of his aides were [...]

Judge Allows Buses in Crummell Lot on Inauguration Day

Nearly a month after Ivy City residents celebrated a judge's ruling that temporarily barred bus parking on the lot of the defunct Crummell School, the city won a small victory today: a stay by the same judge that lifts her earlier injunction for the presidential inauguration on Jan. 21.
The city was hoping to use the [...]

City Plans to Appeal Ivy City Ruling, Despite McDuffie’s Protests

Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie sent a letter to Mayor Vince Gray today urging him not to appeal a decision by a judge this week barring the city from using an Ivy City parking lot for bus parking.
"On December 10th, Judge Judith N. Macaluso issued an injunction that temporarily halts the operation of the planned [...]

Box Boom

Vince Gray beamed as he strode down the aisle, trailed by a cluster of aides and constituents hoping for a photo with the mayor, clutching a fork in one hand and a plate of appetizers in the other. “Imagine how many jobs this will create!” he said.
The scene last Wednesday was a preview reception at [...]

Some Things You Need to Know About DCPS’ School-Closure Plans

So D.C. Public Schools is planning to close 20 of its schools. Below is a roundup of facts, figures, and graphics related to the news.

First, here's a map of the schools slated for closure:

The closures have something to do with the city's allocation of resources, as Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander says, but demographics also [...]

Bloomingdale Group Prepares Vote of No Confidence in ANC Over McMillan

If you needed more evidence that passions run high when it comes to development of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site, the Bloomingdale Civic Association's got you covered.
The organization, upset by ANC 5C's decision to support the plan over objections from some community members, has prepared a vote of no confidence in the neighborhood commission—and it [...]

Another Sandy Success Story: Bloomingdale

Bloomingdale has been rocked by floods just about every time the city's gotten more than a sprinkle of rain this year. In anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie pushed the city to reup its efforts to prevent flooding in the Northwest neighborhood. McDuffie's chief of staff, Corey Griffin, predicted that Bloomingdale residents [...]

Is Bloomingdale Ready for Sandy?

Just as I was about to call Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie to ask about preparations in flood-prone Bloomingdale for Hurricane Sandy, his office beat me to the punch with a press release.
“We’re taking this storm very seriously in my office,” stated McDuffie, who has led storm response efforts in Ward 5 on four separate [...]