City Paper is not for tourists
I enjoyed “Honey, I Shrunk the District,” although it would have been better to have some economic development specialist discussing how to attract people to the city. Among other things, you should have interviewed Richard Florida, a regional economic specialist living in D.C. and teaching at George Mason University.
I recently moved to D.C. from Austin, Texas, to work for the federal government. For now, I am living in the District but could move to Virginia soon to avoid higher taxation.
If D.C.’s government is serious about retaining and bringing people and firms to town, it should look at improving its schools, creating more green spaces, putting more police in the streets, building cultural venues (nobody can afford the Kennedy Center all the time), and helping to spread restaurants and other entertainment venues to other parts of the city since too much concentration exists in Dupont, downtown, and Adams Morgan. Building lofts is not enough.