Join Kojo and resident analyst Tom Sherwood on Fridays at noon for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Each week Kojo and Tom help make sense of legislation, hold elected officials accountable and provide in-depth analysis of local issues and elections. The Politics Hour is also a vital forum for Washingtonians to engage directly with their local leaders.
It’s now Alexandria’s turn to debate new zoning rules with the goal of building more housing. A proposal on the table would eliminate single-family zoning, much like what Arlington did earlier in the year, among a number of other changes. Mayor Justin Wilson joins the show to discuss his thoughts, why it’s so controversial, and when a proposal could be passed. Plus, what Alexandria is doing to mitigate flooding that’s become so frequent in the city.
The debate over eliminating the tipped minimum wage has gotten heated in Montgomery County in recent days. Council President Evan Glass takes a seat behind the mic to talk about why the proposed legislation elicits such strong emotions. And last month, the Montgomery County Council passed the Safe Streets Act. Glass explains why this is a big deal and how it will help keep pedestrians safe on county roads.
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