What changes will DC Council make to the Mayor’s proposed budget?
DC Chairman Phil Mendelson proposes adding a Baby Bond Program, which would provide low-income children with annual payments of up to $ 1,000 per year, to the Budget Proposal of 17, $ 5 billion from the mayor. Also on the table is an Access to Justice initiative, which provides low-income people involved in civil matters such as deportation proceedings with free legal representation. (Martin Austermuhle / DCist)
A debate between parking and parks in Fairfax
Fairfax County Public School officials want to build a parking lot for Justice High School on a narrow two-acre strip of parkland, as part of an expansion plan to accommodate growing student numbers from school. Some community members oppose the move, citing a lack of communication throughout the process and saying the neighborhood has less access to park space. (Karina Elwood / Post)
New mixed-use development arrives at MoCo
Washington Science Joint Venture submitted a request to Montgomery County last month to redevelop a 21.56-acre site at Montrose Parkway and Towne Road. The site would offer more than 2.2 million square feet of new mixed-use and approximately 2,060 units, of which 313 would be Moderate Price Housing Units (MPDUs). (Nena Perry-Brown / Urban Turf)