If you haven't seen it already, LL wrote this week's cover story about the District's broken Certified Business Enterprise program. Much of the story centers on the recent $62 million renovation at Anacostia High School, where the owner of a CBE-certified company, EEC of DC, says he was essentially used as a front by a [...]
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The world of big-dollar school construction in D.C. is pretty cozy.
How cozy? Two private firms are effectively awarding school contracts to their partners on other construction projects. That’s like two judges on American Idol having side-gig bands with some of the contestants.
For the next six years, the city is set to spend about $300 million [...]
When all of D.C. politics was focused earlier this year on profligate spending on fancy SUVs for District lawmakers, few seemed to care that City Administrator Allen Lew was cruising around in a shiny new 2011 Chevy Tahoe. And when a city report found a few months later that Lew had given his chief of [...]