Independent David A. Catania, seen at a May 14 meet-and-greet, is hoping to lure Democrats in an effort to win the city’s mayoral race. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

Only one thing stands between independent David Catania and the mayoralty: Tens of thousands of Democrats. In a city where three out of four voters are Dems, he’ll need to persuade a significant chunk of them to choose him over Democratic nominee Muriel Bowser. Hence, the Post’s Aaron Davis writes, his “Democrats for David” campaign — a recognition that “a race about party affiliation is unwinnable for anyone but a Democrat and that he must try to be welcomed by the majority and not campaign from the outside.” But some veteran Democrats are skeptical: Despite his potential crossover appeal and five elections to the council, they note, he’s long relied on a party set-aside to maintain his legislative perch.

In other news:

It’s Bike to Work Day (Dr. Gridlock)

You should not be surprised that it’s raining (CWG)

D.C.’s gun registration law is constitutionally sound, U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg says (Post, WaTimes, APCity DeskWAMU-FM)

Corcoran liquidation is now final (AP)

Will a mayor Muriel Bowser seek to raise the debt cap? (WBJ)

A year after closing waitlist, D.C. Housing Authority starts to cull (Post, Housing ComplexWAMU-FM,DCist, Curbed)

When it comes to D.C. homelessness, “No one has a plan to truly solve the problem” (Post column)

The age of the D.C. megaclub is waning, Love sale shows (WaTimes)

Ron Machen and Irv Nathan traded more strongly worded letters over Jeffrey Thompson probe (Loose Lips, Loose Lips)

Thompson returns to court; status hearing is continued (WAMU-FM)

Accused garbage-can thieves get August court date (Post)

D.C. government isn’t responsive to low-income renters’ concerns, Jonetta says (Post column)

Mystery posters attack Brianne Nadeau (Loose Lips)

Marijuana dispensaries look to locate downtown (SALM)

How a McKinley High English teacher has helped scores of LGBT youth (Metro Weekly)

An Anacostia principal tried to break the “school-to-prison pipeline” (DCist)

Providing universal pre-K is one thing; getting kids to show up is another (GGW)

Marion Barry’s attempts to direct education funds to Ward 8 fail (Post)

Arrest made in Barracks Row beating death (Post)

Jermaine Dews, 27, slain in Burrville (Post)

Driver, 83, dies after crashing car near Tenleytown hardware store (Post)

Teen girls arrested after fight footage appears on Instagram (WJLA-TV)

How DDOT is keeping drivers out of cycletracks (d.ish)

Before you pay a ticket, check the photo first (WTOP)

12 feet of polar ice melt “would bring water perilously close” to D.C. monuments (WTOP)

Independent lacrosse league blends D.C. public, private and charter schools (Post)

It’s an office renter’s market (WBJ)

It takes 38 DPW trucks to “blitz” unwanted trash cans (City Desk)

The Post’s reviewer of “Dream City” explains his mixed review (City Desk)

How about a pool near 14th and S streets NW instead of a parking garage? (GGW)

Why more sit-down restaurants haven’t taken root east of the Anacostia (Elevation DC)

“Heroic police” pull out all the stops to find missing woman (Post letter)

The Mall, plus skyscrapers (UrbanTurf)

Mind the coyotes in Rock Creek (DCist)

Millennial Week is coming (WTOP)

A “toast bar.” Fabulous. (Young & Hungry)