Posts Tagged ‘control board’

Darrell Issa Outtakes: Marion Barry on D.C.’s Relationship With Congress

Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry has arguably the longest political memory of anyone in the District. Through his years as a community activist, civil rights leader, school board president, four-term mayor, jailbird, and now councilmember, he's seen it all, and he can recount nearly every detail. So it was a shame when I had to [...]

Alice Rivlin: No Jack, We Are Not About to Get Another Control Board

For the last several months, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans has been running around the city, waving graphs that show the city's historical fiscal surplus turning into a deficit. Yesterday, while the Council was debating whether to raise taxes or cut more services–they opted for the latter–Evans read off headlines from the 1990s, to illustrate [...]