Prez's classroom. Various kids are working away at various activities -- someone's playing with a calculator, some are clustered around the computer with Dukie, some are using a tape measure. Randy comes over to see that Dukie's looked up pictures of marine turtles, while Michael learns that his height and his arm span are the same. Prez says he's heard that Michael likes to box, and guesses that he must have quite a reach. Michael giggles shyly. At the computer, Dukie's looked up wholesale candy, and Randy realizes that his suppliers at the deli are marking up their prices. He excitedly says that he could buy direct and save money, but Dukie shows him that he can't; you have to have a credit card. Randy looks over at Prez. And Prez turns into a giant pigeon right before his eyes.
Back to the boring meeting. Now some guy is talking about what kinds of projects they can build to attract people to move to Baltimore and commute to D.C., and where. He proposes a harbour promenade, which Carcetti could put his name on. Campbell rolls her eyes as Carcetti whines that it doesn't sound as cool as a stadium or an aquarium expansion, because I guess he saw the same episodes of TV Nation that I did. There's a mention of the waterfront at Locust Point, the presenter regretfully calling it a working enterprise (ish, given what we saw in Season 2); the further they get along Curtis Bay, the less you can see the skyline. "We lose the Washington crowd," says Campbell. The presenter says that part of the waterfront will need a different draw to make it viable to developers. "Casinos?" says Carcetti dispiritedly. Campbell looks up as Bond says he doesn't want to see the kind of crime that comes with casinos. "Tax base is tax base," says Carcetti blandly, but Campbell says, "This is where I get off the boat." Tossing aside her handouts, she says that it's one thing to sell waterfront property for the tax base it attracts, but that building casinos just takes money out of her constituents' pockets. In the face of Campbell's disapprobation, Carcetti backs down again, saying it was just a thought, besides which they're just getting started. He says that this is "just the first long meeting of many." (Everyone else: "...Yay?")