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Retirement board is financially prudent This is in response to the Feb. 8 letter to the editor “D.C.’s fiscal health is more complicated.” Although, as the headline indicates, the letter was focused on the District’s overall fiscal health, there was a...
District needs better contractor monitoring I would like to follow up on Tom Snowden’s recent letter to the editor . I applaud the mayor on the prudent spending increases in the latest budget. But how one spends is as important...
Tenley library needs glass roof replaced On Thursday, April 6, I was in the Tenley-Friendship Library during a heavy rainfall. The library staff had set out two rubber trash cans and three wastepaper baskets to catch the rain leaking into...
The District’s millionaires are laughing all the way to the bank. Did you know that the D.C. Council just gave them a special tax break? In this year’s budget, members voted to keep an inheritance tax cut that will raise...
How could D.C. officials be so “un-regional” that they won’t support a regional tax to fund the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s deferred Metrorail capital needs? Indeed, an Aug. 27 editorial in The Washington Post labels our position a “death...
We respond to the Nov. 8 letter regarding the Sunrise project proposed for 3920 Alton Place NW, the current location of Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church. The Nov. 8 letter by the church’s pastor compared the Sunrise proposal to the...
It is a shocking fact of life that if you visit any property in Northwest Washington that is owned by American University (AU) and you park on a public street in a legal parking space rather than in an...
By Spring Valley-Wesley Heights Citizens Association officers and other community members After a dispute over a 10 percent spike in American University’s undergraduate enrollment that violated its campus plan agreement with the D.C. Zoning Commission, the university entered into a...
I have been following the soap opera of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B’s battle over Safeway’s beer and wine application. I have lived in the Dupont Circle neighborhood for 40-plus years and have never heard anyone complain that there...
I was among about a dozen residents from Citizens for Responsible Development who met on Dec. 4 with Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh to ask her to join us against Valor Development’s current proposal for the former...

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