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I wanted to thank the Washington City Paper and Laura Lang for doing such a fine job on the story “Home Advantage” (11/24). Lang’s reporting was for the most part balanced and fair. I was just a little disappointed in your portrayal of the Development Corporation of Columbia Heights’ Bob Moore, and I hope that you know that the development fee is not why he is concerned about the success or failure of this project.

Lang’s writing is skillful, and she has great talent. It has been my pleasure to have assisted her on this project—and I look forward to watching her write more about the city.

It is not only Lang’s writing that is impressive, by the way—it is also her ability to interact with people on equal footing and to put them at ease. The people she interviewed have shared with me how much they grew to trust her, and I am pleased that their trust was not misplaced. Lang is a gifted and talented journalist, and I wish her much success in her career.

Development Corporation of Columbia Heights