Issa’s bill would apply federal hiring standards to top District government hires. (Joshua Roberts/BLOOMBERG)

You can’t blame Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), really. The powerful chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee tied up staff for eight months investigating a D.C. government matter subject to two additional probes. So after expending those resources, you can understand why the legislator might seek some legislative solution to the problems he found — never mind that the city’s locally elected officials are already on it. Issa plans to mark up his bill, mandating criminal background checks for top-ranking employees, at a Thursday committee meeting. The D.C. Council today will take up a resolution opposing Issa’s duplicative legislating, the AP reports. More from WaTimes, Examiner, DCist, City Paper.

In other news:

At least six shot in spasm of Halloween violence, including teenager felled amid Georgetown bustle (Post, HuffPo)

Tax office cracks down on $17 million tax scofflaw (Post, WBJ)

President Obama will use Key Bridge to highlight infrastructure push (44)

Fairlawn cupcakery also has bulletproof glass (Young & Hungry)

Wilson High is already overcrowded (Examiner)

Tommy Wells pushes back on attempts to name Ward 8 library for William Lockridge (D.C. Wire)

David Catania, Cheh want tough new local hiring rules for “certified” firms (D.C. Wire)

Ben’s owners snap up H Street NE building (Housing Complex)

New Denver police chief faces questions about his past with MPD (Denver Post)

Tourmobile, or least its tourmobiles, is not quite dead yet (Housing Complex)

D.C. officials considered gifting St. Elizabeths east campus to Northrop Grumman (WBJ)

Why the District’s criminal evidence rules should be overhauled (Post op-ed)

Zoo worker convicted of poisoning stray cats (Post)

Georgetown, Burleith leaders on the “damage that Georgetown University’s enrollment and housing policies have inflicted on surrounding communities” (Post op-ed)

How to improve Ward Circle? Let GGW count the ways . (GGW)

L.A. mayor indulges in some run-of-the-mill anti-Washington rhetoric (DCist)

Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue gives $1 million to Georgetown University gay student center (Blade)

Catholic University students: same-sex dorms aren’t stopping student sex (Inside Higher Ed, HuffPo)

Ticket amnesty collections near $2 million (Dr. Gridlock)

D.C. resident has bad experience with ticket amnesty, calls it proof that “sleazy politicians deserve nothing so dignified” as statehood (Post op-ed)

Cut to federal employee transit benefits could slash Metro ridership (Examiner)

Yes, DDOT really is studying bike lanes (Housing Complex)

The case — part one of three, anyway — against the Ward 5 ANC redistricting plan (GGW)

Anacostia, McKinley will forfeit football game cut short by brawl (Post)

Why juvenile justice records should be kept confidential (Post letter)

D.C. might ditch performance bond requirement for green building compliance (WBJ)

Occupy D.C.: The Halloween costume angle (WaTimes)

WAMU-FM’s 50th anniversary gala ( Washington Life)