June 5, 2007

A Czar Is Born

The Story:
--- The tussle is over, reports the WashBiz. The portfolios of the National Capital Revitalization Corp. and the Anacostia Waterfront Corp. will be folded into the Office of the Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development. Details on the fight and the WaPo's Steve Pearlstein advising for a strong independent authority to oversee development.
--- WaPo chimes in too.

--- DMPED will rule the day. Let's hope we are not sorry we put the mayor in charge of everything (schools, economic development), when King Fenty I retires. Or when we discover we don't like him as much as we thought we did. To be fair, the jury is still out on Fenty, but DC sure is giving him lots of power for someone so untested.

1 comment:

Lance said...

Good observation. However, considering where we are coming from in so many of these "entrenched bureaucracy" matters, things can't really get worse ... can they? Sometimes it takes a benevolent dictator to repair the years of damage done by entrenched oligarchies. Let's hope he's at least benevolent ...