Posts Tagged ‘ward 7’

Alexander: Ellerbe Promised No Ward 7 Bid

While embattled fire chief Kenneth Ellerbe announced only last night that he'll retire in July, District wags have long been considering one option for the soon-to-be-ex-chief: a run at the Ward 7 seat held by Councilmember Yvette Alexander.
The idea that Ellerbe would run for office in his ward has been around for a while. Anti-violence activist Ron Moten, who unsuccessfully ran against Alexander [...]

Yvette Alexander: For $1,000 Speed Camera Tickets

Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander said today at a radio debate that she's so pro-speed cameras that she wouldn't mind seeing the already-high fines raised a little, or even a lot.
"It could be a thousand dollars, I don't care," said Alexander, who says she's seen firsthand the death and destruction wrought by speeders.
That does not [...]

You Don’t Put Your Weed In There

The D.C. Council passed emergency legislation today that would restrict marijuana cultivation centers currently seeking approval from the city from operating in areas where officials are hoping new retail will develop.
Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander initially pushed for it out of concern over the possibility that pot farms might crop up in her ward and [...]

Ward 4 Debate Tomorrow!

Just a reminder: Join LL, WPFW's Chuck Thies, and special guest panelists for a series of debates before the April 3 primary!
Ward 4: Tuesday, March 13, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. at Domku, 821 Upshur St. NW (guest moderator: WPFW's Gloria Minott)
Ward 8: Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Georgena's (formerly Players Lounge), 2737 Martin Luther King Jr. [...]

All Eyes On Yvette

Later this month, the type of people who give money to political campaigns will gather at Mayor Vince Gray’s Hillcrest home for chit-chat and barbecue. They’ll also be asked to open their wallets for Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander, Gray’s hand-picked successor, who is running for re-election.
The campaign event underscores two things: election season is [...]

Gray’s New Town Hall Schedule

The campaign of Almost Mayor Vince Gray, which rescheduled the locations of its remaining town hall meetings after complaints were made about having political events on school grounds, has just released the new locations of said town halls. (The Ward 1 event is still at a charter school, so go figure.)
Having been to the two [...]

Gray: “How Many Voters Have We Lost?”

More and more reports are trickling in about problems with voting machines around the city this morning—and Vincent Gray isn't happy about it.
"I am fired up about it," he tells LL, riding around the District with the Gray convoy as the D.C. Council chairman visits polling places. The situation is teetering on the edge of [...]

“Don’t Be Fooled!”

LL just sent in this photo of a utility pole outside Vincent Gray's home precinct at the Washington Senior's Center, on Alabama Avenue SE in Ward 7, which shows why Phil Mendelson is a little nervous today:

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