Posts Tagged ‘State of the District’

Homeless Advocates Protest With Empty Coffin Outside State of the District

About a dozen homeless advocates stood outside Kelly Miller Middle School in Lincoln Heights before Mayor Vince Gray's State of the District address Tuesday night, waiting to confront the mayor about what they said is his ineffective policy of prioritizing shelters over long-term housing for the District's homeless population. The protestors had just participated in a [...]

The State of the District Is Numbers

By now, the citizens of the District of Columbia have learned not to rely upon Mayor Adrian M. Fenty for grand gestures and lofty rhetoric. He's a nuts-and-bolts kind of guy, or at least he likes to give that impression, and his State of the District address, which he delivered earlier today at the Hattie [...]

State of the District Speech Mysteriously Postponed

About an hour ahead of its scheduled delivery, the mayor's office this morning sent out an advisory informing reporters that Adrian M. Fenty's State of the District address has been postponed to Thursday.
Now the mayor's office postpones appearances fairly regularly, but to reschedule such a high-profile event—Hizzoner's statement of the prior year's accomplishments and the [...]