Omar Karim, one of former Mayor Adrian Fenty's most-favored developers, is suing Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham, Metro, and another developer over a failed bid to develop a Metro property on Florida Avenue NW. Karim's company, Banneker Ventures, filed a lawsuit yesterday in federal court seeking $100 million in damages saying, the defendants took part [...]
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Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham issued a statement this afternoon saying he's not going to leave office just because the Washington Post editorial board asked him to.
"I am not resigning," said Graham.
The statement comes a day after the newly formed Board of Ethics and Government Accountability found that Graham had "abandoned his impartiality and demonstrated [...]
Mayor Vince Gray has tasked an agency director to review the city's Certified Business Enterprise program, which is designed to give local businesses a leg up in winning city contracts but is frequently decried as a broken system.
Gray sent an undated letter to Department of Small and Local Business Development Director Harold Pettigrew telling him [...]