From a few days ago, DCist wrote an article about the young guns in Ward 8 looking to possibly unseat Marion Barry. I can only hope that happens in the next Council election. I am no fan of the ex-Mayor for Life and wish him a peaceful retirement starting as soon as possible.
On October 17th, Grtr Grtr Washington is having a talk on the book ‘Dream City‘ about the turbulent 70s and 80s in DC. A friend recommended it to me last year during my ANC run and I was fascinated. To quote GGW:
Since its publication by Simon & Schuster, the book has grown in stature and become a must read (or re-read) for lay citizens, members of the press corps, and local politicians, many whom cite the book as their favorite book on the city.
The meeting is at the Watha Shaw Library at 7 pm Monday Oct 17th.