Posts Tagged ‘David Grosso’

Open Government

When Mayor Vince Gray met the members of the D.C. Council for breakfast last week, there was more on the agenda than bacon and eggs. City Administrator Allen Lew was there with a PowerPoint presentation of bad news: Thanks to Republican refusals to fund the federal government without crippling the new health care law, the [...]

Council Votes Again to Push the Attorney General Election to 2018

In 2010, 90,316 District residents voted to put D.C.'s first elected attorney general on the ballot in 2014. Today, seven members of the D.C. Council voted to postpone that election until 2018. Guess which vote trumps the other?
Today's vote, the second successful vote on the bill, sends the bill Mayor Vince Gray for his signature. [...]

District’s Shutdown Plan Is “Idiocy Of Immense Proportions,” Says Former U.S. Attorney

A little law-breaking can be contagious. Mayor Vince Gray risks violating the Anti-Deficiency Act if he keeps the entire city government running during a shutdown without the feds' approval, but he's not alone. D.C. Council chairman Phil Mendelson is set to introduce his own bill Tuesday to keep the city running. Councilmember David Grosso, meanwhile, says the District should build [...]

D.C. Council Votes to Censure Barry, Despite Opposition From Orange, Evans, and Graham

The full D.C. Council voted 9 to 4 this afternoon to give Marion Barry his second Council censure and recommend that he lose his committee, despite attempts by some councilmembers to water down the punishment recommended Monday by an ad hoc committee that looked into it.
Next, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson will put his own [...]

Morning Links

D.C. Council committee set to recommend a punishment today for Marion Barry's latest alleged ethical lapse. [WAMU, LL]
Panel is close to recommending a censure. [Post]
David Grosso will introduce a marijuana legalization bill Tuesday. [WAMU]
Full agenda ahead for Tuesday's Council meeting. [Post]
Mayor Vince Gray uses his weekly radio address to defend the living wage veto. [Post]
And does the same [...]

Morning Links

Part three of the Post's tax lien investigation finds 20 percent of liens sold accidentally. [Post]
Mayor Vince Gray and Jack Evans say they're surprised by the investigation, but a group tried to tell them about the problems last year. [Post]
A tax lien sale moratorium will need legislation from the D.C. Council. [Housing Complex]
There's more than one kind of problematic tax [...]

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Thieves steal two computers and a camera from Councilmember David Grosso's home. [AP, Post]
Office of Campaign Finance investigates donations to Jack Evans' constituent service fund. [LL, Post]
Deputy fire chief demoted over parking sign repairs to ambulances. [Times]
Are new school renovations worth it? [Housing Complex]
Marijuana activist withdraws his ballot initiative temporarily after opposition from Attorney General Irv Nathan. [WAMU]
D.C. plans to open [...]

Morning Links

Investigation of Mayor Vince Gray's 2010 campaign could take even longer. [Post]
D.C. Council members talk about what to do with Marion Barry; David Grosso says expulsion could be part of punishment. [Post]
Gray takes on synthetic marijuana, Ethiopian clerk. [NBC 4]
Developers pitch plan for Walter Reed. [Housing Complex, WBJ]
Office of Tax and Revenue shuts down fast food [...]

Morning Links

Retailers warn Vince Gray about living wage bill. [Housing Complex, Times, WAMU]
Jeff Thompson's Chartered won't pay creditors just yet. [Post]
Can you actually get a job at the DC Water jobs trailer? [Post]
House puts D.C. abortion restrictions on spending bill. [WAMU]
D.C. doesn't look so bad in Google auto-complete. [WAMU]
Water for everyone in Prince George's County, just not [...]

High Hopes: How the District Government Got So Mellow About Pot

Paul Zukerberg just couldn’t get any respect.
The defense attorney-turned-D.C. Council hopeful built his campaign for last April’s at-large election around decriminalizing marijuana. Instead of winning supporters, though, his campaign inspired people to call him and ask him to sell them pot. Apparently, a candidate talking about smoking marijuana was just too ridiculous.
“People called me Old [...]