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Morning Rundown

by Bryan Doyle — June 17, 2015 at 9:00 am 2 Comments

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Turnover — Ward 6 City Councilman Charles Allen told WAMU that the District would acquire the land necessary to build the future DC United stadium in Southwest, even if that means  the city uses eminent domain.  [WAMU]

Welcome Back — Van Ness Elementary in Navy Yard is hosting a “showcase” community meeting tonight at 200 I Street SE. This year will mark the first year the school is operational since 2006. [JD Land]

MPD Liaison — Larry Janezich explains the ANC6B outreach committee’s effort to engage with D.C. police on crime in the Hill East area. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Principal controversy — Payne Elementary School parents are demanding the reinstatement of their principal, who wasn’t reappointed for the 2015-2016 school year. [Hill Now]

  • Rise Up!

    No. No, no, NO to Eminent Domain in this situation. A Government should NOT be able to confiscate someone else’s land for one thing: money. Money for DC United, money for the developer who will build the stadium, and money for supposed increased tax revenue. While a property owner, whether it’s a family or a business, is forced to pick up and move.
    Otherwise, why not tear down all of the mansions in Northwest and put in 350 unit mixed-use properties?
    This is just WRONG.

  • RightOffTheBat

    Agreed! This city is so corrupt and has no business taking from homeowners to help DC United make money. Note, almost all of the DC United employees with the exception of the concession people and janitors, live in the ‘burbs. DC United does not provide jobs for DC residents! Get out!

    Charles Allen is way over his head. Stick to community organizing.

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