Oh take a read at the Housing Complex's post "Marion Barry Calls for Gentrification Commission." It's all about Ward 8, and Barry heading off a wave of gentrification that will, I dunno, get him out of a job? Seriously, if you live in a gentrifed or gentrifying hood would you vote for Barry?
Barry is 75 year old. He needs to retire. Let some new blood in. But y'all in Ward 8, you do whatcha need to do.