Mayoral primary loser introduces election reform bill

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The D.C. mayoral primaries are over, with Muriel Bowser winning the Democratic primary and, effectively, November’s mayoral election as well. The losing primary candidates have packed up their campaigns and cut their losses, but one losing candidate still has plans for the District’s elections. Jack Evans, two-time mayoral primary loser and Ward 2 Council member, has already […]

In happier government news, D.C. tax rate falls a little bit

Starting today, shopping will cost you a tiny bit less than it did yesterday. In a revolutionary effort to stimulate the economy, the D.C. Council voted to lower the sales tax rate from 6 percent to 5.75 percent. Tax rates on food and drinks at restaurants (10 percent), tobacco (12 percent) and some rentals (14.5 […]

District Digest: Kwame’s crimes and misdemeanors

This week in D.C. news features Kwame Brown’s fraud charges, Capital Pride back in action, Corcoran Museum’s plans to sell the Beaux-Arts building and Councilmember Jack Evans getting a little feisty on Twitter. Kwame, Fully loaded Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud, a federal felony, after resigning his City Council […]

Fiona Greig drops out of Ward 2 race

Fiona Greig, D.C. Council candidate for Ward 2, has announced that she is dropping out of the race. Greig cited the alleged intimidation campaign run by opposition Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and his supporters as her reason for dropping out. “At home, I received muffled phone calls telling me about the ‘dirt’ my opponent had on me,” Greig […]

The Annual BCA Meeting: Out with the old, in with… more of the same

Last night, the Burleith Citizens Association held their annual meeting. Although the meeting was lightly attended, all the notable Burleithers, including outgoing president Lenore Rubino and new president Christopher Clements, were there. And no meeting of the BCA would be complete without a guest appearance by Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. Evans started by thanking […]

Fiona Greig, potential Ward 2 Council candidate, talks to DCSS

Monday night DC Students Speak kicked off the academic year by hosting Fiona Greig, a prospective DC Council candidate form Ward 2. Dr. Greig, a fan of smart growth and ethics reform who holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard, would be running against Jack Evans for her seat, so she started off on […]

District Digest: A series of unfortunate events

This belated edition of District Digest (courtesy of crashed computer) includes a new kind of flash mob, foul play, more Council member corruptions, a bad birthday, and a terrible restaurant experience. Flash mobs of crime On Saturday, Mayor Vincent Gray announced that the District would crack down on flash mob robberies.  Thursday morning, about ten girls […]

Evans launches Ward 2 ANC redistricting

Yesterday, Georgetown’s Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) held a meeting at the John A. Wilson Building to kick off the Advisory Neighborhood Commission redistricting process. Mayor Vincent Gray signed the bill redrawing the city’s eight electoral wards last week. Ward 2 will lose Shaw and gain the area containing the Convention Center. Now the effort […]

Jack Evans celebrates twenty years on D.C. Council

Mayor Vincent Gray and other colleagues joined D.C. Councilman Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) at an event last Friday celebrating his twenty years representing Ward Two, which includes Georgetown University and its environs, on the D.C. Council. Evans was first elected to the Council on April 30, 1991. Nowadays, he is best known as a pro-business […]

ANC commissioners, CAG, ask to postpone Campus Plan testimony

Yesterday, two Advisory Neighborhood Commissions and a neighborhood group requested that D.C. Zoning Commission Chairman Anthony Hood postpone community members’ campus plan testimony scheduled for Thursday. According to the Georgetown Dish, the Citizens’ Association of Georgetown and ANC commissioners from Georgetown, Burleith, Foxhall, and other neighborhoods farther from campus filed the request in light of […]

ANC2E Wrap-up: A meeting in summary

The majority of attendees at this month’s ANC2E meeting came to show their opposition/support of the GU 2010-2020 Campus Plan. The neighbors made a large show by handing out their signature buttons at the door; the decorations on the front gate reminded passers-by that these are not GU’s dorms, and DC Students Speak representatives came […]