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Construction Finally Begins on Waterfront Fountain/Ice Rink

Construction has finally begun on the plaza at the Washington Harbour complex. As you may know, MRP Realty is planning to completely overhaul the fountain. For the warm months, they are building it to provide a waterworks extravaganza. Charlie McGrath, Senior Vice-President at MRP, told GM that the model they apparently are gunning for is the Bellagio fountain in Vegas:

They likely won’t have music or be quite as extravagant, but the idea is that they will be more dynamic than your typical boring fountain. Continue reading

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ANC Round Up: Picking Your Voters Edition

Monday night, the ANC met for its September session. This is normally an extremely long meeting due to the backlog of projects that builds up due to the July ANC break (or does it count as a recess?)

The room was packed, which normally means there’s one particular issue that has riled people up. And on Monday, that issue was redistricting.

GM has covered this issue already. In short: students want 3 seats on the ANC, and the non-students in charge want no non-students represented by students (if you want a more nuanced take than that, click the link).

Monday night was not about arguing over numbers or lines. It was a chance, primarily, for students to stand up and say that they don’t think this is right or fair. And several did just that. (And quite well GM might add). Mike Meany, president of the GU Student Association, did a particularly fine job making the case that this plan would be a violation of DC law and is against basic democratic principles.

But a chance to stand up and speak is about all it was. The ANC didn’t take a vote and the committee already chose the co-chairs’ plan. Nothing that happened Monday night will change that. The co-chairs’ plan will be sent to Tom Birch, he’ll approve it, and Jack Evans will submit it to the Council, where it will be approved (despite a Hail Mary from the students to make noise at the Council).

Obviously the non-student neighbors didn’t realize they already won. If they did, then somebody like Ed Russell from Burleith, who stood up and argued that people who pay property taxes should have more rights, wouldn’t have said something so stupid like that. Continue reading

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