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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 01/20/2012

DeMorning Links: New rules for food trucks


Legalize it! (Bill O'Leary - WASHINGTON POST)
After no small amount of delay, the city today publishes proposed regulations governing street vending — what The Washington Post’s Tim Carman calls a stab at “a compromise in the bitter divide between brick-and-mortar restaurants and food trucks.” The new regs would create “vending development zones” where neighborhoods would have control over vendor limits. For most vendors, the “ice cream truck” rule limiting standing time would be ditched — though there is a curious distinction made between vendors who deal in sweets and those who don’t. Many battles, much discussion to come!

In other news:

Michelle Fenty takes job in Trinidad and Tobago — “Farewell to the Fentys?” (Reliable Source)

Can Georgetown’s streetcar tracks be saved? (Patch)

Occupy camps say that uniting McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza is a nonstarter (WaTimes)

“Dragon Tattoo” run at Lincoln theatre extended a week (DCist)

Neighbors have density concerns about a grocery-store-centered development near Wisconsin Avenue — sound familiar? (DCmud)

Howard Brooks’s $34,500 Gray transition job: “pushing paper” (Loose Lips)

Ernie Jarvis takes helm of Building Industry Association (WBJ)

John Ray, David Wilmot lead D.C. lobby billings (WBJ)

Pick up your Ward 5 special election ballot petitions today! (WUSA-TV)

Some gay activists aren’t sold on Delano Hunter’s change of heart on same-sex marriage (Blade)

Harry Jaffe likes the idea of banning corporate campaign contributions (Examiner)

Jury questionnaires from Chandra Levy murder trial must be released, D.C. Court of Appeals rules (Crime Scene)

To measure school progress, here’s how city education officials would replace “adequate yearly progress” (D.C. Schools Insider)

Near Southeast’s Van Ness Elementary will stay closed until at least 2015 (JDLand)

How a “Promise Neighborhood” could turn around Parkside-Kenilworth (The Root DC)

Court monitor says D.C. misreported special-ed progress (Examiner)

Ex-DeMatha hoops star Nigel Munson finds redemption at UDC (Post)

Regional economy guru Stephen Fuller isn’t so jazzed about capital region’s growth prospects (WBJ)

Ted Leonsis has quite the bedside manner (City Desk)

Federal City Council has a new web site (FederalCityCouncil.org)

David Catania proposal would give pharmacists more power to prescribe (WBJ)

Georgetown University’s campus plan: the best and final offer (Voice, The Hoya)

New ANC lines will likely yield two GU student reps, though students wanted three (The Hoya)

Dead man found in woods hear Georgetown’s Canal Road entrance (Crime Scene)

Street vendor fingered in Columbia Heights beating death (WaTimes)

Downtown Cluster of Congregations opposes iGaming (Stop D.C. Gambling)

Destination D.C. chief to serve on national tourism board (WBJ)

New Woodridge library could open in fall 2014 (RIA Insider)

D.C.’s new U.S. Marshal is nation’s second openly gay marshal (Blade)

Roberto Donna starts over in Arizona (All We Can Eat)

RIP Asylum (PoP)

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