Posts Tagged ‘Mary Cheh’

Attorney General Sues Gas King Joe Mamo

District Attorney General Irv Nathan is giving more scrutiny to D.C. gas baron Joe Mamo, who owns nearly half of the District's gas stations.
The District filed suit yesterday against Mamo, three of his companies, and ExxonMobil, alleging that Mamo's agreements with Exxon unfairly eliminate competition from other gasoline wholesalers. Mamo owns gas stations, sells wholesale gasoline to [...]

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Mayor Vince Gray will get the living wage bill to sign or veto by Friday, according to Phil Mendelson. [Post]
Fire department ditches cross-training recommended after the death of reporter David Rosenbaum. [Times]
Fire chief says the department has "turned a corner." [Post]
Police change stop-and-frisk rules. [WAMU]
Mary Cheh promises legislation to set aside taxi regs and make Uber's UberX legal. [WAMU]
Taxi commission [...]

Not Everybody Hates the Olympics Bid

LL's been looking for a reason to actually want the 2024 D.C. Olympics bid announced today to succeed, but it's hard. There are just so many reasons to want the Olympics to stay far away from the District.
But not everyone's immune to Olympics fever. The nonprofit behind the bid pitched councilmembers on the idea, and [...]

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Alleged shadow campaign worker Vernon Hawkins charged with lying to investigators. [LL, Post, WJLA, Times, WAMU]
Mary Cheh wants candidates who received shadow campaign help to say so. [WTOP]
Hawkins and Miguel Tejada have the same lawyer. [Legal Times]
Tony Cheng, master fundraiser [Post]
Over the weekend, two-thirds of D.C. advanced support ambulances weren't operational. [Post]
Post ed board criticizes D.C. Jail's video-only visitation rules. [Post]
"Ex-gay" [...]

Mary Cheh: This Pool Stinks!

Councilmember Mary Cheh says the Wilson Aquatic Center hasn't been doing its share of keeping the city cool during the summer.
In a letter yesterday to fellow Councilmembers Kenyan McDuffie and Marion Barry, Cheh lists the many problems with the pool, reopened in 2009 after a $35 million renovation. It's closed on the hottest days of the summer [...]

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Gray administration pushes back against David Catania's accountability plan for schools. [Post, WAMU]
Council panel backs licenses for undocumented immigrants without markings. [Times]
Washington Teachers' Union president Nathan Saunders ousted in election. [Post]
Fourth mayoral candidate enters the race. [Post]
AAA spokesman gets a workout at zoning hearing. [WTOP, NBC 4, WAMU, Housing Complex]
Mary Cheh wants fire chief to resign, [...]

Cheh Wants Fire Chief to Resign

Ward 3 D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh has had enough of D.C. Fire and EMS Chief Kenneth Ellerbe. In a letter to Judiciary and Public Safety Committee chairman Tommy Wells today,  Cheh says it's time for Ellerbe to get the boot.
"It is now very plain that the agency's ability to respond to emergencies has been significantly degraded, and [...]

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Council passes health exchange bill with small business mandate. [Post]
Anita Bonds introduces bill exempting some seniors from property taxes—as long as they've lived in D.C. for 25 years. [WAMU]
Vince Gray faces big backlog on commission vacancies. [Examiner]
Barry Farm development meeting called off after protesters clash with audience. [Housing Complex]
D.C. arrests for marijuana possession jump 60 [...]

Victory! Obama Finally Puts “Taxation” Plates on His Car

President Barack Obama announced today that he has ceded to the demands of the D.C. Council and will install District license plates with the motto "Taxation Without Representation" on the presidential limousine.
“President Obama has lived in the District now for four years, and has seen first-hand how patently unfair it is for working families in [...]

Field Trip to White House in Council’s Future, Maybe

Later today, the D.C. Council will pass a resolution calling on President Barack Obama to install D.C. license plates that say "Taxation Without Representation" on the presidential limousines.
The resolution, spearheaded by Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, is part of an effort to highlight the fact that District residents do not have a voting member of [...]