In today’s rundown: The D.C. Council looks to close a multi-million dollar budget gap. | A bill before the council today could add a residency requirement to local homeless shelters. | And Pepco users can expect to see an increase in their electricity bills.
– Today, the D.C. Council will tackle a $188 million gap in this year’s budget. They’ll be voting on a proposal by Mayor Adrian Fenty that includes program cuts and tax increases. The Washington Post reports that a tax increase probably won’t be approved today.
– Advocates for the homeless are asking Mayor-elect Vincent Gray to vote against a bill before the city council today that would include a residency requirement at D.C. shelters. Washington City Paper has the details.
– Pepco customers will see an increase in their electricity bills. WAMU reports that Pepco bills will increase about $1 per month for the typical customer as the company invests in its infrastructure over the next five years.