Monday, June 21, 2010

Klingle "Valley": The Next Step

Greater Greater Washington covers the next step for Klingle Valley, how to implement the bike path, and at what cost.

There will be a public meeting:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010,
6:00-6:30 PM (Open House)
6:30-8:00 PM (presentation and Comments)

National Zoo's Visitor Center Auditorium
3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Red Line to Woodley Park-Zoo)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Ward 3 Dems Straw Poll Released

From the Ward 3 Dems:

DC Mayor Adrian Fenty and DC Council Chairman Vince Gray finished in a near dead heat in a straw poll of Ward 3 Democratic voters with Gray narrowly defeating Fenty by six votes. The straw poll was held last week, but the nearly 400 ballots were counted tonight after all voters were first certified as meeting eligibility criteria. The straw poll was conducted by the Ward Three Democratic Committee.

In the final straw poll tabulation, Gray received 174 votes to Fenty’s 168. Leo Alexander received four votes. Eleven voters indicated they were undecided. 27 ballots were disqualified.

Additionally, the Ward Three Democratic Committee voted formally this evening to officially endorse Councilmember Kwame Brown for DC Council Chairman. In order to win an official Committee endorsement, a candidate had to win at least 75 percent of the total vote. The Committee also voted to endorse Councilmember Mary Cheh for reelection as Ward 3 Councilmember and Shadow Representative Mike Panetta for reelection as the U.S. (Shadow) Representative.

ANC Commissioner Doug Sloan surprised many by falling just short of winning the Committee’s endorsement over incumbent Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Sloan won 65 percent of the vote. Norton won only 30 percent of the vote.

The Committee did not endorse any candidate in the Mayoral race, but Gray won just over 60 percent of the vote. Councilmember Phil Mendelson led his challengers in the vote for Councilmember-at-large with 60 percent of the vote, but also fell short of the threshold required to win an official endorsement. U.S. Senate (Shadow) Senator Michael Brown proved the spoiler winning 22 percent of the vote. Clark Ray won 15 percent of the vote.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mayoral Candidate Forum Review

The Washington Informer provides an additional review of the recent Ward 3 Dems Mayoral Forum.

DDOT and Bikeshare

Courtesy of Greater Greater Washington DDOT has unveiled the opportunity for residents and potential users to suggest locations for an expanded Bikeshare program.

Wouldn't Bikeshare be a great addition to Ward 3?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Reno School Saved?

According to the City Paper the Reno School in Tenleytown will receive close to $1 Million in city monies to help stabilize the structure.

The Reno School received landmark designation recently from the Historic Preservation Review Board after the Tenleytown Historical Society submitted an application. The structure served as the school for the African American enclave, Reno City, which was in the Tenleytown area in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The development was cleared out to make room for the Alice Deal and Woodrow Wilson schools. Councilmember Mary Cheh was able to get the City Council to reprogram the monies after savings were found in another area.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Future of Politics and Prose Uncertain

The Washington Post reports that the owners of the fabled NW icon Politics and Prose are exploring options regarding the sale of their store.

This could have a huge impact on the greater Chevy Chase community.