Posts Tagged ‘david wilmot’

This Is What Walmart Arm-Twisting Looks Like

According to emails between Walmart and senior officials in the administration of Mayor Vince Gray, the Arkansas retail giant identified one member of the D.C. Council as the swing vote on the living wage bill's passage from committee: At-Large Councilmember David Grosso. Nina Albert, Walmart's director of community affairs, wrote to Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor [...]

Why Did the Ward 6 Walmart Site Languish So Long?

Jeffrey Anderson of the Washington Times has a deep dive this week on 801 New Jersey Avenue NW, otherwise known as the future site of a Walmart in Ward 6. The headline suggests that D.C. superlobbyist David Wilmot, who's been paid $290,000 since 2006 to represent Walmart, also has a financial stake in the [...]