Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 11/23/2011

DeMorning Links: The epitome of deliberation and consensus

Doesn’t it just scream “deliberation and consensus”? (Jeffrey Porter - for The Washington Post)
The Current reports, via the Web-friendlier Georgetown Dish, that some Watergate residents are holding up renovations to the complex’s long-shuttered hotel. Two of three resident cooperatives are on board with developer Euro Capital Properties’ plans to increase the numbers of rooms and otherwise enliven the foundering nonresidential portion of the complex with $70 million of investment. But the Watergate West association is standing in the way, and acting president Grace Terpstra offers as fine a battle cry of NIMBYism as I’ve heard: “The Watergate West is the epitome of deliberation and consensus and certainly not breaking any speed records.”

In other news:

More coverage of the Wal-Mart community benefits deal (Post, WaTimes, WBJ, Housing Complex)

New DCPS athletic director Stephanie Evans profiled: “Seal Team 6 might turn down the mission Evans just accepted for being too scary.” (City Paper)

Courtland Milloy on Marion Barry’s (old) new turkey deal (Post)

Former Barry aide Natalie Williams is running against her old boss (WUSA-TV, CHotR)

Darrow Montgomery does Blue Plains (City Paper)

Tom Sherwood: “Let’s have a heaping helping of ethics for Thanksgiving that we can all be thankful about.” (WRC-TV)

Anacostia: The Web Series = masterpiece (Arts Desk)

”Unbuilt Washington” thinkpiece: “[I]t’s a wonder anything gets built at all.” (Housing Complex)

Shame to have lost the Dunbar Hotel (DCmud)

Eleanor Holmes Norton’s against Secure Communities, too (WaTimes)

More on the employment barriers faced by ex-offenders (Informer)

Tax Revision Commission won’t be seated anytime soon (Examiner)

Spotted: Adrian Fenty at the Mike Bloomberg-hosted party for Walter Isaacson (New York Post)

The Children and Youth Investment Trust Corp. is now running the school voucher program (Examiner)

Gray chief of staff really liked Adam Clampitt’s HuffPo piece (Loose Lips)

Taxi bribe plotter now a semi-free man (Loose Lips)

Union Station to get new signs (Housing Complex)

Corinne Beckwith and Catherine Easterly join the D.C. Court of Appeals; Peter Krauthamer, John McCabe Jr. and Danya Dayson confirmed as Superior Court associate judges (Legal Times)

City food stamp usage is actually up (DCFPI)

Mary Cheh adjusts Hizzoner’s tie (Flickr)

Those D.C. Council member license plates are awfully attractive (DCist)

Wanna lead a campus police force? (Vox Populi)

Interstate 295 will close for two days for bridge work (WTOP)

DCPS budget hearing next week, already (D.C. Schools Insider)

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