Pepco Aims Low: Pepco's CEO told the Montgomery County Council yesterday that they're not going to be a top-performing utility in the next two to three years. In fact, Rachel Baye over at the Washington Examiner quotes Joe Rigby saying, "I'm not even shooting for average." At least he's realistic.
Metro Holds "Town Hall" With Riders: Yesterday WMATA's union and employees held and open meeting for riders yesterday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library to address concerns over safety, customer relations, and funding issues. WJLA reports that, depending on how the meeting went yesterday, more town hall meetings may take place.
Pentagon Scare Suspect Appears in Court: Yonathan Melaku of Alexandria, the man who was apprehended Friday in a scare that shut down several roads surrounding the Pentagon, appeared in a Virginia court yesterday to face two charges of grand larceny. Federal charges have not yet been filed, but WTOP reports that Melaku's detention on state charges gives the feds time to investigate further.
Wells Introduces Legislation to Clean Up City Government: Councilmember Tommy Wells introduced two pieces of legislation designed to tighten regulations on campaign fundraising and ban "luxury vehicles." Loose Lips speculates whether such legislation is designed to launch Wells into a bid for higher office.
Teen Pleads Guilty in April Zoo Stabbing: Sixteen-year-old Mshairi Alkebular pleaded guilty to assault with and carrying a dangerous weapon in an April 25 stabbing at the National Zoo. He is being charged as an adult, WJLA reports.
Briefly noted: A new study finds one in 30 Marylanders has a gambling problem. . . . Fairfax County employees will see their first raise in three years, a boost in earnings of 1.12 percent. . . . Free HIV testing is taking place in the District this week.