Post Tagged with: "D.C. Council"

DC to Vote on Budget Control

Washington, D.C. voters will cast their ballots on a proposed amendment to D.C.’s home rule charter that would give the D.C. Council direct control over the city’s budget April 23. Currently, the District’s yearly budgets must be approved by Congress during the federal budget process, and supporters say that the[Read More…]

by January 15, 2013 0 comments City News, News
STERN: Council Defies DC Law

STERN: Council Defies DC Law

In the District of Columbia, targeting students is against the law. Apparently, no one told that to the city council. College upperclassmen across the District who have cars innocently assume that obtaining an out-of-state permit is a simple process. Such “reciprocity permits” are, after all, available to the vast majority[Read More…]

by September 18, 2012 0 comments Opinion
Evans Unchallenged In Sixth Run for Office

Evans Unchallenged In Sixth Run for Office

Longtime Democratic Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans remains unopposed in the leadup to the Democratic primary for what may be his sixth consecutive successful election. Because the city consistently votes Democrat, the April 3 primary will likely be the only relevant election for Evans, who has held his seat for 20 years. According to[Read More…]

by February 10, 2012 0 comments City News, News

GU Likely to Gain One Seat on Redrawn ANC

The D.C. Council recently redrew the map of the District’s Advisory Neighborhood Commissions in a move that could increase Georgetown’s representation in the local ANC from one to two seats. Ten years ago, ANC 2E contained two districts composed primarily of Georgetown students, according to ANC 2E Vice Chair Tom Birch. That second seat[Read More…]

by January 19, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Hostile Outside the Hilltop

There’s no doubt that for many incoming students, the premier location of Washington, D.C., is a definite draw. Yet the District is swiftly becoming more of a deterrent than anything else. As D.C. commissioners work to eliminate university life, they are ignoring everything our campus has to offer. While the[Read More…]

by September 23, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Students Challenge Redistricting Plan

A group of students and Georgetown neighbors are working to redraw district lines that will determine Georgetown’s representation on Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E for the next 10 years. The proposal put forth by the working group on Aug. 17 has been met with mixed reviews from members of the university[Read More…]

by August 30, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Circulator Route to Rosslyn Approved

The D.C. Council recently approved the addition of a Circulator route that will run between the Dupont Circle and Rosslyn Metro stops starting in fall 2010, according to John Lisle, District Department of Transportation spokesperson. The service will replace the Blue Bus, or Metro Connection bus, that runs on that[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 0 comments City News, News