54 Ideas for Fixing D.C.

In advance of next year's mayoral race, the Washington City Paper has reached out to local leaders for their suggestions for how to fix one of the city's intractable problems. See their 28 detailed, and 26 simple, solutions.
July 27, 2013, 9am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"We asked an array of writers, thinkers, government officials, and involved citizens to describe a policy—either local, federal, or private—that could fix a single, nagging problem in the District," writes managing editor Jonathan L. Fischer. "A handful of them address the widening gulf between D.C.’s poor and wealthy. Far more of them, not shockingly, look to transit. One contributor wants to legalize prostitution; another has a novel solution for the lackluster food options on the National Mall."

"Some of our suggestions are small and practical, while others might generously be described as batshit. One thing they all have in common: With the District once again posting a budget surplus, they may not be so far-fetched."

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Published on Friday, July 26, 2013 in Washington City Paper
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