Posts Tagged ‘Yvette Alexander’

“Hell No, We Won’t Go to Ward 7″

With the first vote on the city’s new redistricted ward map set for Thursday, Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells and his supporters brought bullhorns to Lincoln Park last night to protest the proposed 17th Street dividing line that would send the eastern edge of Capitol Hill into Ward 7.
As Housing Complex's Lydia DePillis has pointed [...]

D.C. Councilmembers Share Your Pepco Pain

As mad as some of you might be after Pepco’s recent missteps restoring power following the Jan. 26 thundersnow event, don’t worry: some members of the D.C. Council would like you to know they are even more angry.
Speaking at public hearing of the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs late Friday afternoon, several councilmembers [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Better Drinking Through Advertising

Thirsty on this cloudy morning? How bout a nice tall glass In response to the waterborne lead crisis, the District's Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) is ushering in a "new era" with a new name and new logo. WaPo's Mike DeBonis reports the agency is rebranding itself "D.C. Water," at a cost of around $160,000 to [...]

So Much For ‘Self-Determination,’ Council Ices Statehood Committee

It still has a website–but it seems that D.C. Council's Special Committee on Statehood and Self-Determination is no longer.
Doxie McCoy, communications director for Council Chairman Vincent Gray, emailed this week in response to City Paper's cover story, "How the Gun Lobby Shot Down D.C.'s Congressional Vote," to point out that Councilmember Michael A. Brown no [...]

Vincent Gray Stumbles On Streetcar Issue: Loose Lips Daily

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Our Morning Roundup: City Response Times Suck

Is anybody sick of city officials promising "to look into it?" Yesterday, Councilmember Yvette Alexander told WaPo that last week a man pulled a pistol on her as she came to the aid of a Metro driver who was being robbed. She then had to wait eight minutes before a fire truck (!) arrived. Alexander's [...]

Sexual Orientation Hate Crimes Jump In Wards 7, 8

According to new D.C. Police data [PDF], there has been a total of 36 hate crimes committed in the District  as of September 30. That's about the same for 2008 and 2007's totals of 38.
By far, the majority of hate crimes have revolved around sexual orientation. As of Sept. 30, there have been 31 such [...]

Michael Brown Stands for Gay Marriage; Yvette Alexander Does Not

In this week's column, LL spun a scenario whereby the D.C. Council might approve a same-sex-marriage referendum. That best-case hypothetical situation for gay-marriage opponents, LL wrote, would be if "Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., on the hot seat with an election a year off, convinces Chairman Vincent C. Gray and at-largers Michael Brown and [...]

Councilmember Alexander Raises Concerns Over AG Nickles

In our running poll of the D.C. Council's Judiciary Committee members regarding AG Peter Nickles' conduct, we finally reached Councilmember Yvette Alexander.
Nickles has come under fire recently for his office's conduct in a Pershing Park civil suit. District evidence has either been destroyed or lost and discovery continues to be a problem in that case. [...]

Our Morning Roundup: “These Are Public Funds” Edition

D.C. Wire's Marion Barry coverage leads the Post's site this a.m., wherein Councilmember David Catania "steps to the plate" (Barry loves that phrase) on the issue of granting and then yanking public contracts from his former ladyfriend. "These are public funds," he says. "There needs to be an accounting." Barry's spokesperson promises the good councilmember will actually [...]

D.C. Politicos Hitting the Wynn Las Vegas Tonight

The mayor and at least a half-dozen councilmembers in in Las Vegas today for the International Council of Shopping Centers' annual retail real estate convention. So where the party at?
In the Wynn Las Vegas' Alsace Room:

Law firm Arent Fox (new employer of Tony Williams, as it happens) is hosting the signature event for local politicos [...]

D.C. Council Porkfest 2010

As noted earlier this afternoon by Nikita Stewart at D.C. Wire, the D.C. Council's economic development committee spent their afternoon carving up a pool of money known as the Neighborhood Investment Fund into little pieces to disburse to various favored groups.
To be fair, councilmember did not start the trend. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's budget proposal, [...]

Political Hunger: Yvette Alexander

Yvette Alexander is the Ward 7 councilmember.
Favorite Restaurant: "I have to say, the best place in Ward 7 is MoRuss Seafood on Minnesota Avenue." MoRuss, owned by a pair of former chefs from Ruth's Chris Steak House, is in the Twining neighborhood. Her go-to dish? "Blackened salmon. They know when the Ward 7 councilmember comes [...]

Now That’s Constituent Service!

From Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander's Web site:

Councilmembers Thomas And Alexander Make Fools Of Themselves

D.C. Councilmembers Harry Thomas Jr. and Yvette Alexander are elected officials. People must have seen something in them that they liked. Maybe in Thomas' case, it was his famous name. Maybe in Alexander's case, it was her sunny personality. But since joining the council, both have gained reputations as lightweights.
Last Wednesday, on February 18, Thomas [...]