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Posted at 3:12 PM ET, 02/22/2011

D.C. Council member asks for data on city vehicles

By Mike DeBonis

Prompted by questions regarding the pricey leases for two luxury SUVs procured for D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, a council member is asking for more information on the city's auto fleet.

Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) -- who as chairman of the transportation committee oversees the Department of Public Works, which manages the city fleet -- sent a letter to Director William Howland Tuesday morning asking for data on vehicles owned and leased by the city "for use by an executive agency or department director, their senior management staff, and the Council of the District of Columbia."

Brown has been copied on the letter, but the normally voluble Wells, like most of his colleagues, has yet to address the issue publicly. DPW leaders are set to appear before Wells on March 7 for their annual performance oversight hearing.

Full letter after the jump.

Tommy Wells Letter to DPW on Vehicle Fleet

By Mike DeBonis  | February 22, 2011; 3:12 PM ET
Categories:  Kwame Brown, The District  
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Posted by: saurabhgup | February 22, 2011 5:15 PM | Report abuse

"Vehicle-Gate" about to be uncovered. Better get those resignations letters together. Next comes a federal grand jury!

Posted by: why231 | February 22, 2011 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Yet another political posturing move. Note the 2 day deadline for response. Drop the letter PM on the 22nd, Send by snail-mail or Holey Joe, give recipient until the 25th to respond. Obviously the author is more interested in having the headline "DPW Stonewalls Councilman" than actually getting a response, either that or Mr. Wells is completely ignorant of how government record keeping works.

Posted by: tianyisun | February 22, 2011 9:59 PM | Report abuse

How many more of DC elected official are doing this?

If he could do this, then surely other official have done this before, unfortunately he got caught.

Corruption is alive and doing well in DC.

Good job to all the council members! for not having any safe guards to prevent corruption.

Posted by: Poor_man | February 23, 2011 8:39 AM | Report abuse

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