Posts Tagged ‘victor hoskins’

Top Development Official Departs for Prince George’s County

Mayor Vince Gray's top official for economic development is leaving the D.C. government to take a job in Prince George's Country, according to an announcement by Gray.
Victor Hoskins, the deputy mayor for planning and economic development, will start his new post on June 16. Hoskins is not the first senior Gray official to leave in the wake of [...]

Deputy Mayor Concedes D.C. Is “Effectively Ineligible” to Retain FBI

A senior city official has admitted what we already know: D.C. has basically no chance of preventing the Federal Bureau of Investigation from leaving town.
Of course, it's an open question whether D.C. officials really want to retain the FBI, or whether they should. The agency is looking to leave its outdated headquarters, the J. Edgar [...]

Hines, Urban Atlantic Will Develop Walter Reed Site

The city has awarded the coveted right to develop the sprawling Walter Reed campus to a partnership of developers Hines and Urban Atlantic, says Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor Hoskins.
The winning team's plan for the 67-acre site between Upper Georgia Avenue and 16th Street NW features a "town center" in the north, a commerce and [...]

Gray Said the Living Wage Bill Would Kill More Than 4,000 Jobs. What Are They?

In Mayor Vince Gray's statement accompanying his veto this morning of the living wage bill, Gray claimed the bill would have killed "more than 4,000 District jobs in just the first few years alone" (emphasis his). Gray attributed this number to Victor Hoskins, his deputy mayor for planning and economic development. But with Walmart threatening to scrap plans [...]

Emails Reveal Collaboration Between Gray Administration and Walmart on Living Wage Bill

Today is Day 3 of the 10-business-day deadline for Mayor Vince Gray to sign or veto the living wage bill delivered to him by the D.C. Council last Friday. Gray spokesman Pedro Ribeiro says Gray has not yet made up his mind, and that once he does, he'll immediately make his decision known.
But this isn't just the third [...]

Graham to Hoskins: Explain Your Unpopular 965 Florida Ave. Decision

Responding to the growing controversy surrounding the city's selection of a developer for a valuable property near the U Street corridor, Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham sent a letter this morning to Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor Hoskins requesting a more detailed explanation of the city's decision.
"I have rarely experienced in Ward [...]

Criticism From Top Deputy Hints at Gray Veto of Living Wage Bill

Another day, another hint that Mayor Vince Gray will veto the living wage bill passed Wednesday by the D.C. Council. The Washington Business Journal reports that Gray's deputy mayor for planning and economic development, Victor Hoskins, is extremely critical of the Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013—which would require retailers in excess of 75,000 square [...]

Gray: D.C. Will Be the Greatest City on Earth, and Then Some

Speaking today at the Washington, D.C. Economic Partnership's annual development showcase, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor Hoskins delivered his usual refrain about how no one loves the District more than his boss, Mayor Vince Gray.
Judging from Gray's speech on the same stage, I'd say he's probably right. According to Gray, D.C. is [...]

Mayor Unveils Five-Year Economic Development Strategy

Speaking this morning against a backdrop of construction on the CityMarket at O site in Shaw, Mayor Vince Gray laid out his ambitious five-year plan to bring jobs and economic growth to the city.
"This is our first-ever economic development strategy," Gray said proudly, "which has emanated in part from our relationships with universities and the [...]

Mayor’s Office: The Angel Investor Tax Break Ain’t Dead Yet

Victor Hoskins will have you know that D.C. is hip.
"D.C. is a hip city," the deputy mayor for planning and economic development told a gathering of tech entrepreneurs at a DC Week 2012 panel yesterday. "I've been stunned at how excited my son and daughter are that I live in D.C."
He continued, "Everyone in this [...]