The DC Council unanimously updated the Comprehensive Plan, the 1500-page guide to DC’s growth and development. The Plan doesn’t change DC zoning, but does offer legally binding guidance to DC’s Zoning Commission and can clear a backlog of zoning decisions, paving the way for 1,000 new housing units. Changes to the Plan include-
Proposals for density that could allow for increasing housing stock by 15%
Council Chairman Phil Mendelson tried to cut the eviction moratorium for anyone who doesn’t qualify for rental assistance under STAY DC. The city has to use federal funds for STAY or lose them, and Mendo wanted to threaten tenants with eviction if they didn’t apply. He failed.
Check out a People’s Hearing on Revenue, "on the importance of raising revenue for crucial investments in housing, childcare, education, small businesses, and elsewhere to build on the American Rescue Plan and advance racial equity in the District." (here)
Our Food Future
How food is grown, packaged, and sent makes an impact on our planet. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is featuring Our Food Future, a film about growing food to heal the planet and nourish the soul. (6:30pm)
He got so many tickets that he lost his brand new car
With everything to lose and nothing to gain
I made a left hand turn from a right hand lane
I looked in my rear view mirror to see if the coast was clear
And I saw a flashing red light advancing from the rear
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