Posts Tagged ‘Phil Mendelson’

D.C. United Stadium Passes First Vote, With Hurdles Ahead

Another vote is set for Dec. 16, but the funding mechanism is still a bit up in the air.

D.C. Attorney General Says Plan to Fund D.C. United Stadium Is Illegal

A last-minute legal hitch comes up as the Council votes on the stadium deal.

Vote Like This: Washington City Paper’s 2014 General Election Endorsements

Who to pick for mayor, D.C. Council, and attorney general—plus, legalize it.

D.C. Council Votes to Override Gray’s Budget Veto

Outgoing Mayor Vince Gray's lame duck administration got a little lamer today. As expected, Gray's Friday veto of the D.C. Council's budget went down in flames this afternoon, with the mayor unable to managing to win a single new councilmember to his side.
The Council voted 12-1 to override Gray's vetoes and stick with the budget formulated by Council Chairman Phil [...]

Mendelson on Gray Veto Fight: Eh!

According to D.C. Council chairman Phil Mendelson, his suspicions that Vince Gray would veto the Council's budget started earlier this week. Looking to talk about the budget with the outgoing mayor, Mendelson says he couldn't make a meeting or phone call with Gray.
"The storm clouds were forming," Mendelson tells LL.
Fortunately for Mendelson, this storm looks like it's going to be just a sprinkle. [...]

Republicans Field Former Justice Department Lawyer for Council Chairman

The Republican field for November's D.C. Council races has doubled in size today—from one candidate, to two! D.C. GOP executive Robert Turner told the D.C. Board of Elections this morning that former Department of Justice lawyer Kris Hammond has been selected by the party to run against incumbent Democrat Phil Mendelson for Council chairman.
In an ominous sign for Hammond's chances, Republicans are only able to [...]

Mendelson Budget Leaves Bonds, Gray Steamed

In 2013, it was hard to think of an idea more popular with the D.C. Council than Anita Bonds' property tax bill. The legislation, which exempted some senior citizens from property taxes, came as multiple councilmembers ran for re-election or for the mayor's office, then got another boost when a Washington Post investigation found elderly homeowners losing their property in [...]

Evans Wants D.C. United Hearing Recessed for World Cup Game

Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans has caught World Cup fever.
In a letter today to D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Evans asks Mendelson to recess a hearing on the proposed D.C. United stadium set for later this month so soccer fans won't have to choose between testifying about the stadium and watching the U.S. play Germany in the final group stage game [...]

Mendelson Stays Inflexible on “Yoga Tax”

Your burpees have not swayed Phil Mendelson. Fitness protests aside, the D.C. Council chairman took to the airwaves today to say that he won't take the "yoga tax" out of the Council's budget.
The yoga tax—which could just as easily be called the gym tax or the storage locker tax, and is apparently even being called the [...]

Tax Cuts Beat Out Streetcars in Budget Vote

A plan to cut taxes from D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson prevailed over Vince Gray's attempt to preserve streetcar money in a Council budget vote today.
Mendelson found the money for $165 million worth of business, personal, and income tax cuts in the streetcar budget. The budget passed with Mendelson's change, 11-2. Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells and Ward 8 Councilmember Marion [...]