Posts Tagged ‘Mary Cheh’

Cheh Bill Would Ban Teenagers From Using Tanning Beds

There soon might be fewer teenage John Boehner look-a-likes walking around the District, thanks to legislation proposed by Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh that would ban all minors from using tanning beds.
The bill, introduced on Tuesday, would raise the minimum age for tanning beds from 14 to 18. Under the District's current law, teenagers older [...]

October Campaign Reports: Everything Else

The mayoral candidates weren't the only ones who had to report their campaign finances last week. Read on for the reports, and a not-so-surprising appearance from shadow Senate candidate Pete Ross' bank account.
Ward 1
Brianne Nadeau
Raised: $12,966. Spent: $4,819.33. Cash on hand: $54,875.86.
Nadeau outraised Bryan Weaver, her nearest Ward 1 competition, by about $4,000. Among Nadeau's donors: former Ward 6 [...]

Mary Cheh Wants Task Force to Consider a D.C. Transportation Authority

With the D.C. Taxicab Commission sparring yet again with Uber, mayoral hopeful Tommy Wells and the Washington Post editorial board want to shut down the commission. But that's thinking too small, according to D.C. Council transportation committee chairwoman Mary Cheh.
"I have bigger fish to fry than just abolishing the taxi commission," Cheh tells LL.
The sturgeon [...]

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 [...]

Morning Links

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 [...]

Morning Links

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 [...]

Morning Links

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 [...]