D.C. Mayoral Candidate David Catania Attends First Nationals Game

An independent council member, Catania opposed the deal the city reached with Major League Baseball and the team’s owners to build a stadium for the Nationals. He said at a mayoral debate last month that he had never been to Nationals Park, but he said it wasn’t because of lingering bitterness about the stadium fight. Instead, he said he’s just not a baseball fan.

Meet the most powerful man shaping Washington D.C.’s growth you’ve never heard of

Last November, the District of Columbia came as close as it has in a century to gaining a degree of control over its skyline. Marcel Acosta, executive director of the National Capital Planning Commission, had just released a draft report recommending changes to the 1910 Height of Buildings Act, fulfilling a request by Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House committee with oversight of D.C. affairs, for NCPC and the city to review the law that restricts the city’s vertical reach.