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D.C. Wire: March 28, 2010 - April 3, 2010

Fenty opens campaign headquarters on Georgia Ave.

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty appears to be going back to where he started, opening a campaign headquarters on Georgia Avenue in Ward 4. He has moved into the vacant Curtis Chevrolet dealership that shut its doors a few years and is set for a new development. He will...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 3, 2010; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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New indictment details Loza conversations

In a superseding indictment filed Thursday, Ted G. Loza was charged with conspiracy to commit bribery, an additional count of bribery, a count of extortion and a count of making false statements. The charges are in addition to the two bribery charges that were brought in September against Loza, who worked as D.C. Council member Jim Graham's chief of staff for more than a decade.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 2, 2010; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C. Council , D.C. Employees , Tim Craig  
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UPDATED: Former Graham chief of staff faces new charges

The U.S. attorney's office added additional charges against Ted G. Loza, who was D.C. Council member Jim Graham's chief of staff before he was arrested last fall.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 1, 2010; 5:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  City Life , D.C. Council , D.C. Employees , Tim Craig  
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Mayor Fenty, Chairman Gray slip campaign points into budget debate

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray faced off Thursday morning for the first time since Gray announced he wants Fenty's job. Gray, who declared his candidacy for mayor Tuesday, and Fenty sat across the table from each other when the mayor briefed the council...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  April 1, 2010; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Budget , Mayor Fenty , Vincent C. Gray  
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Fenty proposes to use bag tax money for street sweeping

As part of the budget that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) unveiled this morning, the city would spend "$2.6 million in disposable bag fee revenue to pay for street sweeping programs to keep litter out of the river," according to a summary of the budget distributed by the mayor's office.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 1, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Budget , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig  
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Under Fenty's budget, you would pay more to park

As part of the proposed budget that D.C Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is unveiling this morning, the city would increase parking meter rates and residential parking permit fees, City Administrator Neil O. Albert said. Applications for residential parking permits would increase from $15 to $25. Parking meter rates in some...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  April 1, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Budget , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart , Tim Craig  
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Fenty budget proposal cuts 350 jobs, freezes pay to address $555 million gap

About 350 District government jobs could be eliminated, workers' pay will be frozen across the board and health-care and human-services programs could be scaled back under a fiscal 2011 budget plan that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) will reveal this morning. The Fenty administration had to fill an estimated $555...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  April 1, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Budget , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  
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One day later, Fenty set to address shootings

His office has just sent word that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) will hold a news conference at 9:15 tonight at the scene of last night's mass shootings to provide an update with Police Chief Cathy Lanier. The announcement comes after Council Chairman Vincent Gray (D), the just-declared mayoral candidate,...

By Ann Marimow  |  March 31, 2010; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Ann E. Marimow , Crime and Public Safety , Mayor Fenty , Vincent C. Gray  
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Where is Fenty?

For two days, the big news in the city has been all about Council Chairman Vincent Gray's entry into the mayor's race. But the man he is challenging in the September Democratic primary was noticeably absent from the conversation. Mayor Fenty did not hold public events on Monday or Tuesday,...

By Ann Marimow  |  March 31, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Ann E. Marimow , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig  
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Evans in chairman's race

D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) said Wednesday that he's "definitely running" for council chairman in the September Democratic primary, a race he said he has been "preparing for years."

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 31, 2010; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 District Election , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig , Vincent C. Gray  
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Politically minded fashionistas join Gray announcement

Your Browser Does Not Support iFrames. 14th and U Street may not be the city's fashion district, but it was close Tuesday during Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray's campaign kickoff in front of the Reeves Center. While most of the 60 supporters who flocked to see Gray were African-American men...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  March 31, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Hamil R. Harris , Mayor Fenty , Vincent C. Gray  
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D.C. Council chairman contest heats up

With D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) now officially in the race, the contest to replace him as chairman is beginning to take shape.

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 31, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 District Election , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig , Vincent C. Gray  
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Updated: Vincent Gray joins D.C. mayor's race

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray formally announced today that he will challenge Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 30, 2010; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 District Election , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig  
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Gray: I am a 'dyed-in-the-wool homie'

In kicking off his campaign for mayor, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) referred to himself as a "dyed-in-the-wool homie."

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 30, 2010; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 District Election , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig , Vincent C. Gray  
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Michael Brown for mayor?

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray's apparent decision to enter the race for the Democratic nomination for mayor might not dissuade council member Michael A. Brown (I-At Large) from also entering the contest as an independent.

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 30, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 District Election , D.C. Council , Marion Barry , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig  
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D.C. mayoral election, January's crosstabs

With Vincent Gray (and perhaps Don Peebles) preparing to challenge incumbent Adrian Fenty in the District's Democratic mayoral primary, here's a look at a late January Post poll showing the lay of the land at that time.

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 30, 2010; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 District Election , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty  
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Bag tax raises $150,000, but far fewer bags used

The District's 5-cent bag tax generated about $150,000 during the month of January to help clean up the Anacostia River, even though residents have dramatically scaled back their use of disposable bags, according a report city officials issued Monday.

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 29, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  City Finances , City Life , D.C. Council , Tim Craig  
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Vincent Gray to challenge Mayor Fenty

D.C. Council chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) will announce Tuesday afternoon he will challenge Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) for the Democratic nomination for mayor, sources said. Gray will file his paperwork for mayor about 1:45 p.m Tuesday at the Office of Campaign Finance at the Reeves Center on U...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 29, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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D.C. Council member Tommy Wells kicks off his Campaign

D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) kicked off his reelection campaign Friday night at a party in Eastern Market on Capitol Hill. Wells, who is seeking his second term, surrounded himself with numerous community and political leaders as he vowed to continue his efforts to build a "livable, walkable...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 29, 2010; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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