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Jack Evans Backs Park Use for West Heating Plant Property

This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, but it’s certainly a nice boost to Friends of the Georgetown Waterfront Park: Jack Evans has written to GSA-head Dan Tangherlini to support the public park-use of the West Heating Plant property.

As discussed here before, the Friends of the Georgetown Waterfront Park are lobbying GSA to put some sort of a restriction on the West Heating Plant property before selling it that would require the future owner to maintain the south half of the property as a public park. This could involve a division of the lot, an easement, or some other restriction. (While some have wistfully proposed the demolition of the plant itself, that is not likely to happen. For what it’s worth, GM thinks it’s a beautiful building and would oppose any demolition).

As GM also mentioned in that other article, the elevation of Dan Tangherlini to the head of GSA has been seen as a fortuitous event for the efforts to secure the parkland. Tangherlini is a well respected, long-time DC resident who previously served as the head of DDOT and WMATA and was Fenty’s City Administrator. Many Georgetowners hope that those District ties will endear Tangherlini to their position and a letter from Evans will certainly help. Continue reading

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Jack Evans not Favorite for Mayor but Well Positioned

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As you probably know, Mayor Vincent Gray is embroiled in a scandal relating to his 2010 campaign to defeat Adrian Fenty. There have been steady calls for his resignation (and, to be fair, other equally steady calls for him to remain in office pending the criminal investigation). While Gray has stated that he has no intention of stepping down, the gravity of the allegations swirling around him has lead to widespread speculation about his possible replacement.

Yesterday the Post issued the results of a poll showing a majority of residents believing that Gray should resign. Today they have rolled out a new set of poll results that gauge what sort of support his possible replacements have. And there’s some good news-bad news for Georgetowner Jack Evans, who has expressed an interest in running for mayor.

First the good news: of the three councilmembers most likely to run for mayor (Evans, Muriel Bowser (D Ward 4), and Tommy Wells (D Ward 6)) Evans has the most citywide favorability rating. The bad news is that it’s only 35%. Bowser’s is 23% and Wells’s is 27%. (Click here for the rest of the poll numbers, some are rather eye-popping.) Continue reading

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Seeing a rental price of $10,000 a month makes your eyes pop, but for a 8 bedroom house, it doesn’t seem that bad.
  • Could Georgetown soon be the home of Mayor Jack Evans? GM thinks it’s a long shot that depends on a certain amount of vote splitting, but it’s not out of the question.

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Who’s got the best fries in Georgetown? GM thinks it’s whoever makes sweet potato fries the standard. He can’t understand why bland normal fries are the only choice at most places. GM blames Big Idaho.
  • Georgetown student jumped into and quickly out of a race against Jack Evans.

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ANC Round Up: Kissing Up Edition

Last year, Georgetown voted overwhelmingly for Adrian Fenty (84%) over Vincent Gray (14%) for mayor. And by most accounts, Jack Evans is somewhat on the outs with Gray for supporting Fenty. But you wouldn’t know either of those two things by attending last night’s ANC meeting.

In a rare occurrence, the mayor stopped by ANC2E’s meeting last night. He was introduced as some length by Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans (who does stop by ANC meetings once or twice a year). Despite the reported chilliness between the two politicians, last night it was all warmth.

And maybe it was simply out of respect for the office, but the crowd was similarly warm to Gray despite not voting for him, even giving him two standing ovations. Bygones were bygones last night.

As for the substance, GM posted the audio below if you want to listen, but in summation it was basically a typical stump-like speech touting the budget that was passed and some of his accomplishments in expanding universal pre-K and limiting special education costs, among other things.

But this being ANC2E, it wouldn’t be a community event without the issue of students being put to the forefront. But on this occasion, it was actually the students doing the pushing. Two students stood and asked a question during the mayor’s Q&A. The first asked him to weigh in on the controversial ANC redistricting. Gray punted, but then Evans stood up and basically explained the process that occurred and how it was open to everyone who wanted to participate. The message between the lines was “hey, you didn’t get enough people on the committee to draw the map as you wanted, so that’s why you’re disappointed.” Continue reading

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