Breakfast links: The WMATA board looks “like a clown show”

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Breakfast links: The WMATA board looks “like a clown show”
Breakfast links The WMATA board looks “like a clown show”



Metro chair Jack Evans now says he violated the board’s ethics code

Late Wednesday night, Metro Chair Jack Evans acknowledged he violated the board’s ethics code. This conflicts with previous accounts when he said he was cleared by the board of any violations. A fellow board member says “We look like a clown show.”  ( Robert McCartney / Post )

How a simple deck project in Dupont turned into a 6-year legal battle

City Paper did a deep dive into a surprisingly heated legal fight between two neighbors over a deck in Dupont, looking at hundreds of court documents filed in with DC Superior court spread over three separate cases.  (Mitch Ryals / City Paper )

A DC bill would make denying homes to renters with prior evictions harder

A bill introduced to the DC Council would make it challenging for landlords to deny housing to renters with prior evictions. The bill would allow DC residents to have their eviction records sealed after three years and require landlords to give a 30-day notice when filing an eviction claim.  (Gaspard Le Dem / DCist)

Check out WMATA’s new headquarters design

WMATA’s new headquarters are designed to provide a more “welcoming experience.” According to documents submitted to the US Commission of Fine Arts, the building will feature a lot of glass, on-site retail, and “inviting landscaping.”  (Michael Neibauer / WBJ)

The Potomac Yard Metro Station enters the design review stage

A design for the $370 million Potomac Yard Metro station has been submitted to Alexandria’s Architectural Review Board. The southwest entrance to the station includes the lowest cost option, but the project will proceed without the entrance if time and cost become an issue.  (Michael Neibauer / WBJ)

A coalition of political and community groups oppose Bowser’s trip to Israel

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has received criticism for an upcoming trip to Israel where she will participate in a cybersecurity conference, and join forces with the Chamber of Commerce to attempt to attract technology firms and foreign direct investment to the District.  (Rachel Kurzius / DCist)

Check out early designs for DC monuments and more

A new exhibit at the George Washington University Museum called “Best Laid Plans: Designs for a Capital City” shows early designs for DC, including an enormous White House and a Washington monument without a tip.  (Lilah Burke / Washingtonian)

A public meeting is scheduled re: Amazon’s HQ2 headquarters

Arlington County officials will host a public meeting on July 10 to discuss Amazon’s proposed HQ2 headquarters development.   (Andrew Giambrone / Curbed)

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