Posts Tagged ‘Judy Banks’

Mayor Gray 2.0

The life of a big-city mayor ain’t easy. Just ask Mayor Vince Gray, who spent part of Tuesday morning inspecting the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the Mall. Gray gave interviews to various media outlets to highlight the District’s lack of voting rights, fixed Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry’s tie, and posed for [...]

Newsflash: Sulaimon Brown Was A Horrible Hire

Right about the time that Mayor Vince Gray was having a pleasant moment posing for pictures at the new MLK memorial this morning, Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh released a committee report saying the Gray administration's hiring practices caused "deep harm" to the District government's reputation.
The reports findings are for the most part nothing new: [...]

L’affaire Sulaimon Investigation by the Numbers

In case you missed it,  Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh says she's tired of waiting for former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown to cough up some bank and phone records and is going to publish a draft report on Mayor Vince Gray's hiring practices (prediction on report's conclusion: they could have used some work) later this [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Silver Lining Edition

A deliberative roundup of one city's local politics. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to lips@washingtoncitypaper.com. And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!
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Micro-Manager, Except For That One Thing?
Fenty in Chile

Good morning sweet readers! This article is a joke; friends don't let friends eat farmed fish. Period. Also, today [...]

Mary Cheh Is Annoyed

Quite a few things annoy Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh these days.
Anonymous D.C. Council staffers telling reporters Cheh is “caught between a rock and a hard place”: annoying.
“Why don’t you make the judgment based on what I’ve done, as opposed to some theory that I’m in a tight spot. So what is the problem here? [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Will Sulaimon Be There Edition

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It's Not That I Don't Trust You...
Mayor Catches Break On Capitol Hill

Good morning sweet readers! It's Friday, and it's rainy. LL gives you permission to call [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Fully Loaded Deposition Edition

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OCF to Question Kwame Brown

Good morning Washington! Just in case you missed last night's big news, President Barack Obama announced that terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden [...]

Team Gray and The Post

If you wanted to pick a when the honeymoon ended for Mayor Vince Gray, you'd do well to pick Feb. 19.
That's when The Washington Post first published a story by reporter Nikita Stewart on the Gray administration's practice of paying some senior aides more than the Fenty administration did, and hiring a handful of politically [...]

Read: Emails on Webb Hiring

Last week, Judy Banks, former interim H.R. director for Mayor Vince Gray, testified under oath that she didn't have a role in getting Brandon Webb, the son of former Department of Employment Services Acting Director Rochelle Webb, a job at the fire department.
“Did there come a time when you had a conversation with Ms. Webb [...]

Brandon Webb’s Side of Things

In Brandon Webb’s version of events, he sure got screwed by District politics.
The son of Rochelle Webb, who was recently fired as acting director of the Department of Employment Services, Brandon Webb spent a few short weeks doing community outreach work for new Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe.
Webb says he was working in Arizona earlier this [...]

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