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D.C. Wire: November 1, 2009 - November 7, 2009

D.C. youth agency names interim director

The board of the D.C. Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation announced Friday that Ellen London will be the organization's interim president and CEO while it undertakes a national search for a permanent director. London replaces Millicent Williams, who has been nominated by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) to serve...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 6, 2009; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tim Craig  
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Birthday bashes

Council member Yvette M. Alexander (D-Ward 7) threw a birthday party Thursday night at Reserve, the new hot spot around the corner from The Washington Post, to raise money for her constituent services fund. The event was held in a small space upstairs, so multimillionaire R. Donahue "Don" Peebles...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 6, 2009; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Judge To Rule Next Week On Teacher Layoffs

After listening to more than six hours of testimony and argument Thursday, D.C. Superior Court Judge Judith Bartnoff said she would rule "sometime next week" on the Washington Teachers' Union's (WTU) bid to roll back the layoffs of 266 DCPS teachers and staff. WTU is seeking an injunction that...

By Bill Turque  |  November 5, 2009; 7:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Bill Turque , Education  
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Thomas issues subpoena for Hartsock

Council member Harry Thomas Jr. is issuing a subpoena for interim parks and recreation director Ximena Hartsock to testify Nov. 16 on the controversial construction contracts. In dramatic fashion, Thomas called Hartsock's name several times. She was on the witness list for Thursday's hearing on the matter. He said "for...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 5, 2009; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  City Finances , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  
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Thomas wants to hear from Hartsock

Council member Harry Thomas Jr. opened Thursday's hearing on questionable construction contracts routed through the D.C. Housing Authority by expressing his disappointment that interim parks and recreation director Ximena Hartsock would not be testifying. He said the council needs to understand what role the Department of Parks and Recreation played...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 5, 2009; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Answers to Fifteen Questions for Chancellor Rhee

On Oct. 14, we posted 15 questions for Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee regarding recent budget cuts and layoffs of 388 school employees, including 229 teachers and 37 support staff. The questions were posed before last Thursday's D.C. Council hearing, when Rhee disclosed that she decided to save $9 million...

By Bill Turque  |  November 4, 2009; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bill Turque , Education  
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Local politicos react to Tuesday's election

Political activists in the District are responding to Tuesday's elections that saw the GOP win the governorships in Virginia and New Jersey, while voters in Maine supported a referendum to repeal that state's gay marriage law. Robert Kabel, chairman of the D.C. Republican Committee, said Governors-Elect Robert F. McDonnell of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 4, 2009; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  GOP , 2010 District Election , D.C. Council , D.C. Democrats & Republicans , Tim Craig , same-sex marriage  
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A proposal (of a different kind) at the same-sex marriage hearing

It's been the marriage proposal heard 'round the District. Andrew Hertzberg popped the question Monday to partner Andy Rollman as he testified before a D.C. Council committee on a bill that would legalize same-sex nuptials in the District. The proposal could be likened to seeing "Will You Marry Me?" on...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 2, 2009; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Judge again orders records turned over to Nichols

City Auditor Deborah K. Nichols said Monday that she is looking forward to receiving records from Anacostia Waterfront Corporation and the National Capital Revitalization Corporation, two now-defunct agencies that once served as the city's development arms. "We've won round two," she said. Superior Court Judge Eugene Hamilton once again ordered...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 2, 2009; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  City Hall Aides , Economic Development , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  
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Thomas bills would set new limits on Fenty administration

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer would be prohibited from transferring any funds to the D.C. Housing Authority and its subsidiaries for 90 days, under emergency legislation that Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5) plans to introduce Tuesday. The Department of Parks and Recreation would also have to...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 2, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  City Finances , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  
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Gray: More questions about contract awards

Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) said Monday that the council's questions about contracts have expanded beyond those awarded by the D.C. Housing Authority. The council is now looking at whether the administration of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has bypassed the legislative body in other ways -- from awarding option...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 2, 2009; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  City Finances , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  
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Gray Calls For Wepman's Ouster

D.C Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, still fuming over last Thursday's confrontation with with Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, called Monday for the head of school system CFO Noah Wepman, who did not report the existence of a $12 to $13 million deficit in its 2010 budget. "It was shocking to...

By Washington Post editors  |  November 2, 2009; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Bill Turque  
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