Earlier this year, I wrote about how the D.C. Council slipped a provision allowing yearly “smoking nights” at downtown hotels into the city budget, but they screwed it up, making the exemption far more sweeping than intended. If it had gone through the regular legislative process, of course, the mistake would have been caught. One of the advocates at Smokefree D.C. recently had an encounter with sponsor Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) outside the John A. Wilson Building. Here’s the explanation he gave for the manuevering: “If it went through committee, you would win!” Now, what would Michael Brown tell Marie Drissel?
In other news:
Where to put an east-of-the river movie theater? (Washington City Paper)
D.C. Council can have Sulaimon Brown’s records after all (WTTG-TV)
These are some pretty sweet medians (TBD)
Six members of Congress tell National Park Service to put Bikeshare on the Mall (D.C. Wire)