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Neil Albert to Metro Board

Our colleague Lena Sun reports that Neil Albert, the deputy mayor for economic development, will be named by Mayor Adrian Fenty to a spot on the Metro Board of Directors. He replaces Emeka Moneme, the former D.C. transportation director who resigned to take a job at Metro.

Albert's appointment is viewed by some as a bid by the Fenty Administration to convince the board to move Metro's headquarters from its downtown location to a spot above the Anacostia Metro station in Southeast. Fenty has hoped to spark development in Ward 8 by getting Metro to relocate there, but Metro officials have been reluctant.

By David A Nakamura  |  September 11, 2008; 12:18 PM ET
Categories:  Economic Development  
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This is such BS! It sounds like another tactic by Fenty to try and take control of yet another agency. What does Neil Albert know about transportation? Heck, he barely knows anything about economic development!

Posted by: HeatherinDC | September 11, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

I am not sure that Fenty can "take over" the metro agency but to the point - what is Neil's experience that qualifies him as the best person to represent the City? He is the YES man for Fenty and that does make him the right person for the Mayor but not the best for the city. Sadly Neil has mistaken arrogance & hubris for substance & intelect and he will take that to the Metro board.

Two years ago this man was managing life guards and grass cutters - and may I add not very well - instead of focusing on maintainiing the economic growth of the city he has unsuccesfully tried to strong arm the DC business community for money for an assortment of projects for the Mayor - mind you he is no gangster either. If one does read the economic development strategy his office has put forward . . .oh that's right there is no economic development strategy for the city. . .nevermind arrogance and hubris rule the day at the Wilson building and as long as DC residents go along to get along with these fools that is what they see as the city plan.

What this man and many other in this administration should be worried about is when this gravy train stops - and it will stop - they will realize that representing thethe Mayor will have gotten them only to the sidwalk of their offices. They will need to find jobs in the city and at the rate they are going at collecting enemies - and as quiet as it has been kept the list grows daily - it will behoove them to move to another jurisdiction.

Posted by: Chapin | September 11, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Arrogance, hubris: two of the job requirements to work for this particular administration!! But let's not forget the most important one: inexperience!!

Posted by: soutnyrndiva | September 15, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

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