Posts Tagged ‘vince gray’

Over Dire Warnings from Gray, Council Approves Shelter Definition

Where's Noah Webster when you need him? The latest showdown between the D.C. Council and the administration of Mayor Vince Gray centers on a simple definition: the meaning of the term "private room."
Last winter, the matter headed to the courts, to decide whether the city's use of partitioned spaced in recreation centers conformed to the D.C. law requiring shelter [...]

Council Passes Bill Requiring Affordable Housing on Public Land, Over Gray’s Objection

Up to 30 percent of units at new developments on city-owned lands could be set aside as affordable.

State Department Seeks Part of D.C.’s Walter Reed Allotment, Throwing Plans in Doubt

The years-in-the-making redevelopment of Walter Reed is threatened by a State Department plan.

Gray: D.C.’s on Track to Surpass Affordable Housing Goals

The mayor's goal of 10,000 affordable housing units by 2020 is within reach. But few of those units are for the lowest-income residents.

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.

Mr. Gray Goes to Beijing (Again)

Don't worry: You're not paying for it.

Zone Defense

It took just 20 minutes from the time Mayor Vince Gray announced his planned overhaul of the city’s public school assignment system last Thursday for the boos to start raining down on the DC Urban Moms and Dads online discussion forum. “Well, that sucks,” was the first reaction, from a Crestwood resident posting anonymously. “Just [...]

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 [...]

Gray to FBI: Good Riddance

If you thought Mayor Vince Gray might be sad to see the Federal Bureau of Investigation leave the District, he's got four words for you: "I couldn't care less."
Last month, the federal government announced a short list of three potential sites for a new headquarters for the FBI, which will leave its outdated headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, the [...]

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