Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Council’

Ex-Reporter Elissa Silverman Heads to the D.C. Council

A lot of angsty brunches later, the second time's the charm.

D.C. Council At-Large Candidates Debate Tonight at the Black Cat

Come hear from the people who want to represent you on the D.C. Council.

The D.C. Council’s Parking Scofflaws, Now on Instagram!

Members of the D.C. Council don't have to park legally, but that doesn't mean we can't take pictures.

Kishan Putta Keeps His Spot on At-Large Ballot

The D.C. Board of Elections tosses out a challenge to his nominating petitions by rival Brian Hart.

Vincent Orange Calls Hearing on Workers’ Compensation Problems

The D.C. Council is calling officials from the city's Department of Employment Services to testify at a hearing on problems with the District's workers' compensation program next month.
The Sept. 26 hearing in the Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs, called by At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange, arises from Washington City Paper reports on an administrative [...]

Jack Evans, Wikipedia Vandal?

D.C. councilmembers have lots of ways to spend the summer recess. Muriel Bowser and David Catania are running for mayor, while at-large Councilmember Vincent Orange visited a headshop. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans, meanwhile, has been editing his Wikipedia page to make himself look better—or so some Wikipedia editors allege.
The longtime councilmember's Wikipedia entry turned into a battleground Wednesday, when user "Evansjack1" started deleting unflattering portions of Evans' biography. [...]

Michael Brown Sentenced to 39 Months in Prison

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown was sentenced Thursday to 39 months in federal prison and 24 months of supervised release for taking bribes from undercover FBI agents.
Prosecutors had sought 43 months, largely because they said Brown initially didn't tell them about the $100,000 in illegal, off-the-books help he got from the District's premier shadowy financier, Jeff Thompson, [...]

Budget Autonomy Fight Could Be Resolved by Mid-May

The D.C. Council's fight with Mayor Vince Gray over budget autonomy could be resolved only two weeks before the Council has to make its first vote on the mayor's budget, according to a schedule laid out today in a federal court hearing over the lawsuit filed by the Council and Chairman Phil Mendelson against Gray and Chief Financial [...]

Tommy Wells Considering At-Large Run

Since Tommy Wells chose running for mayor over hanging on to his Ward 6 D.C. Council post, he's scheduled to leave the Wilson Building with fellow lame duck Jim Graham in January. Instead, though, Wells could end up just switching seats. With David Catania giving up his at-large seat to launch his own mayoral run, Wells says he's considering [...]

What Comes Next for D.C. Politics?

LL will do the honors. D.C., meet your presumptive next mayor.
“I like the sound of that,” Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser said Wednesday at her post-primary victory press conference.
After Bowser walloped Mayor Vince Gray with 44 percent of the vote to his 32 percent Tuesday night, her campaign organized an event at the National Press [...]