Goodbye, FBI?

December 4, 2012

Good riddance? (Jeffrey MacMillan/The Washington Post)

It’s actually happening: Federal property managers have taken concrete steps toward relocating FBI headquarters somewhere other than the 900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Will it be to Fairfax County? Will it be to Prince George’s? Not if the Warrior on the Hill has her way: “The FBI is the last agency that would want to be out of the District of Columbia,” Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) told Jonathan O’Connell. “It needs proximity to Capitol Hill and the White House on a daily basis. And when I say proximity, I mean rapid proximity.” But the Bureau’s space and security needs may well make it incompatible with responsible urban development. In any case, nothing could be more responsible than eliminating the black hole of urbanity that is the J. Edgar Hoover Building.

In other news:

Metro backs off plan to cut late-night bus service in Ward 8 (Post

There will be no campaign finance reform this council session (D.C. WireExaminer)

OSSE finds D.C. may have spent $3 million to send 47 out-of-state special-ed students to private school (PostExaminer)

Some pretty good reasons why Vincent Gray wouldn’t be chatting with feds (Post column)

City employee who abused parking placards was OCFO investigator (Examiner)

Capital Bikeshare can’t get enough new docking stations (D.C. Wire)

Thanks to Principal Patrick Pope, Yo-Yo Ma performs tonight at Savoy Elementary (Examiner)

Indulj Lounge closed by police after triple shooting (WTOP)

Here’s the small businesses Donald Trump will be evicting from the Old Post Office Pavilion (Post)

Chartered Health Plan is about to be out of Jeffrey Thompson’s hands for good (PostWaTimes)

Stolen cell phone? Brick that shiz. (PostWaTimesbrickit.dc.gov)

Union Market might only be the beginning for Florida Avenue warehouse district (Capital Business)

Three persons involved in Woodley Park Metro stabbing remain at large (Post)

Height Act and good architecture: Not incompatible (BeyondDC)

Make it easier for grandparents to care for kids (WAMU-FM)

The  Albrecht Muth competency hearing is underway (WJLA-TV)

The Redskins paid to keep Metro open late last night. Hear that, Ted? (Sports Bog)

Buildings will soon come down on 600 block of H Street NE (WBJ)

Retrocession bumper sticker? (DCist)

Madison Hotel will soon be the Loews Madison Hotel (WBJ)

Riding the bus? Mind the vomit. (City Desk)

The glory of the Cleveland Park listserv (DCist)

Fear and zoning (GGW)

Mike DeBonis covers local politics and government for The Washington Post. He also writes a blog and a political analysis column that runs on Fridays.
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