Posts Tagged ‘Banneker Ventures’

Nickles Swims While Council Burns

The D.C. Council had a very important hearing Friday afternoon to discuss the District's $550,000 settlement with Banneker Ventures—and, specifically, to berate Attorney General Peter Nickles for agreeing to the deal without so much as a glance in the council's direction. The only problem? Nickles wasn't there; he was away on a previously scheduled vacation in [...]

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Councilmembers to Nickles: WTF?

Three members of the D.C. Council were not amused to learn this weekend that the city had settled with Banneker Ventures, the construction firm owned by Mayor Adrian Fenty’s fraternity brother that is at the heart of a current investigation into alleged shady contracting practices.
The Post’s Nikita Stewart won the weekend with the big scoop that the District [...]

Why Adrian Fenty’s Parks Contracting Scheme Is an Outrage

Faster, better, cheaper.
That was the rationale offered today by the administration of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty for why at least $120 million in city money has been sent to the D.C. Housing Authority and, in turn, handed to politically connected contractors with the faintest whiff of oversight.
The revelations at the D.C. Council hearing today shocked [...]