Evans indefinitely postpones Lorraine Green's nomination to head Convention and Sports Authority
Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), chairman of the Committee on Finance and Revenue, said he is "indefinitely" postponing the nomination of Lorraine Green as chairman of the Washington Convention and Sports Authority.
Green, a confidant of Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), has been at the center of allegations by fired employee and former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown. Green has denied Brown's claims that she paid him during the campaign and promised him a job in Gray's administration.
Last month, Gray nominated Green, an executive at Amtrak set to retire April 1, to the board that has oversight of management of the Walter E. Washington Center, Nationals Park and RFK Stadium. Green's council confirmation hearing had been scheduled for next week, but Evans said it is being delayed pending the investigations.
"It's being postponed indefinitely until the matter gets resolved one way or the other, " Evans said. "It definitely will not be next week."
| March 8, 2011; 10:10 AM ET
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