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CITY MANAGEMENT --2006

   

JANUARY, 2006

CITY MANAGEMENT

     

101

Montgomery

Council mbr Barry Moves DC's MLKing Parade from April Fool's Day--to be delayed one week

107

King OpEd

What is Tony Williams's Word Worth?--can't keep pledges made in 'state of DC' speeches, neglecting poor

111

Woodlee

Barry Tested Positive to Cocaine in Fall--drug check ordered after tax case guilty plea: could get 18 mos

112

Weiss

Sadness, Empathy Expressed for Barry--failed drug test draws mixed views on ex-mayor, now Cnclmbr

112

Fisher OpEd

Memo to Berry: Enough Already--should resign from office--disgraced his office once too often

112

Editor

Marion Barry's Decision--step aside so others may step up to task of public service: consider Ward 8

   

FEBRUARY, 2006

CITY MANAGEMENT

     

125

Gould (Curr)

Metro Outlines Alternatives to Boost Green/Yellow Line Service--riders need more frequent service

201

Montgomery

Fenty Leads Democrats in Cash for DC Mayoral Campaign--Cropp right behind in heated primary race

205

Milloy OpEd

Barry's Transformation Remains Work in Progress--changes residence after robbery-'wants to be honest'

207

Leonnig

Regular Drug Testing Urged for Barry--prosecutors seek terms if ex-Mayor gets probation for tax offenses

209

Leonnig

Tax Case Judge Chides Barry, Postposes Sentencing til March 9th--overdue tax returns too late for review

209

Wilgoren

At Hearing, Barry Still holds Court with Supporters--dwindling fans,ministers present to see trial delayed!

216

Barnes

Insiders vs Outsiders at DC Mayoral Debate--education, helping those left behind are evident priorities,

216

Montgomery

Cropp Campaign Gifts Audited--has gotten $100K from developer/philanthropist building all over town

218

Weiss

Council Panel Pursues Deal on Rent Control--alternative to tighter limits would effect only certain units

223

Woodlee

Ex-DC Employee Indicted--contracting officer allegedly demanded $300K in bribes from three contractors

224

Cauvin

Two Will Plea Bargain in DC Election Scandal--implicated in petition scandal that marred mayoral run

226

Montgomery

Donors Hedge DC Mayoral Bets--many contribute to more than one candidate in crowded primary field

   

MARCH, 2006

CITY MANAGEMENT

     

310

Silverman

Interim Human Services Head Resigns--director's quick departure follows question of nepotism

310

Wilgoren

Ex-mayor Barry Gets Probation in Tax Case--continued drug testing, debt repayment ordered--fans happy

312

Barker

Councilmbr Fenty Rebuffed in Obtaining Facts on Group Home Probe--MRDDA wants FOIA request

314

Turque

Fairfax Supervisors in Line for 27% Raise--officials point to other jurisdictions' higher pay (DC way too high!)

315

Fallis

DC to Return Federal Grants--$1.7M for computer training program went to vehicles, chairs, artwork

319

Silverman

Patterson, Mostly Listening, Opens Council Chair Bid--supporters point to DC agencies oversight

326

Silverman

New to DC Council, Vincent Gray Seeks Chairmanship--two other Blacks compete with K Patterson for job

   

APRIL, 2006

CITY MANAGEMENT

     

404

Editor

Opening the Council's Doors--under pressure Chairman Cropp reluctantly lets some sun shine into mtgs

422

King OpEd

Coming DC Shake-Up--elections will bring changes as budget growth slows; 83K kids in child support

424

Nakamura

Conciliator Caught Off Base--bitterness lingers from stadium funding fight rattles Cropp's mayoral run

425

Montgomery

At Forum, Fenty Vows Not to Raise DC Taxes--says need is to rein in inefficient bureaucracy

   

MAY, 2006

CITY MANAGEMENT

     

503

Pearlstein

Councilmbrs Barry's Racial Play is Old School--as city changes, Barry makes same old noises

511

Montgomery

Plan to Give DC Vote in Congress Advances--Norton backs Davis bill unveiled today: 1 seat each DC, Utah

512

Montgomery

DC Vote's 'Stars Are Aligning' Says Davis--co-sponsor sees enough support on House Gov't Committee

513

Wilgoren

DC Police Cite Barry after Late-Night 'Fender Bender'--cops say not intoxicated, still on probation

513

Montgomery

Rep. Davis's Optimism for DC Vote Slips--protocol was breached by not consulting GOP leadership

513

Editor

Political Vandalism--DC Council line-item veto would return city's schools to the bad old days

514

Gardner

DC Voting Rights--Davis Standing on Politics and Principle--Republican champion to fight for democracy

515

Editor

A DC Vote That Will Count--democracy for DC moves one step closer as Norton belatedly OKs Davis Bill

516

Woodlee

Williams to Endorse Cropp for Mayor Today, Sources Say---says she improved Council, works hard

517

Montgomery

It's Official: Williams Endorses Cropp--Council chair welcomes support, campaign help: 'kiss of death?'

519

Sheridan

House Committee on Gov't Reform OK's DC Vote 29/4--bill now needs approval from Judiciary Committee

   

JUNE, 2006

CITY MANAGEMENT

     

604

Editor

Do the Right Thing for DC--though not perfect, the Davis bill is the right thing at the right time: urge Congress

611

Silverman

Open Seats Bring Vigor to DC Council Races--observers say city at crossroads re schools, 'uneven' growth

613

Montgomery

Vocal Critic of Mayor Leads in Mayoral Candidate Fundraising--Fenty takes slight lead over Cropp

615

Pierre

Petition Drive to Put Slots on DC Ballot OK'd to Proceed--would put 3500 slots on MLK Ave, Good Hope Rd

621

MacGillis

More Cooperation Sought on DC Region's Future--new group to plan vision, 'bold actions' BoT, COG, etc.

623

Woodlee

Labor Unions Back Cropp, Fenty--Cropp gets AFSCME, Fenty gets Service Employees Internat'l Union

626

Editor

Open DC Gov't--debate and decision-making behind closed doors are eroding confidence in DC gov't

   

JULY, 2006

CITY MANAGEMENT

     

701

Editor

Sabotaging Open Government--supporters of secretive city gov't decision-making get boost from Council

706

Montgomery

Mayor Williams Still Gets Around--despite pledge, mayor's travel extensive: away 1 day in 3 for months,

710

Schwartz

Open Government Overrated--Council mbr says Post editorial wrong: can't do everything under spotlight

711

Montgomery

Business Alliance Endorses Cropp for Mayor--Greater Washington Bd of Trade honors collaboration

723

Barnes

Fenty Emerges from DC Pack--mayoral poll 'not a crisis' sez Cropp camp: 'wrong track' high for blacks

723

Montgomery

Williams' Support Lowest in Tenure as Mayor--55% (largely black) ready for "new direction"

   

AUGUST, 2006

CITY MANAGEMENT

     

803

Montgomery

For Guidance, Fenty Turns to Neighbor--candidates seizes on Baltimore's Mayor O'Malley program

804

Pearlstein OpEd

Fenty May Well Be Born Manager--prudent leadership skills demand strong business consideration

805

Woodlee

Audit Faults Barry Campaign's Finance Reporting--failed to report $24K donations, $11K spending

809

Pierre

Distant Third in Polls, Marie Johns Won't Go Quietly--pushes corp. experience: way behind Fenty,Cropp

809

Nakamura

Cropp Aims at Fenty's Crime Bill Stance--campaign turns personal as Fenty stays 8 points ahead

811

Pierre

Cropp Jabs Fenty Over Past Money Mistakes--she claims he mishandled his elderly clients' money

811

Nakamura

Cropp, Fenty Battle for Funding Edge--Cropp has raised $2.54M, Fenty $2.37M, has more left

812

King OpEd

Fenty's Early Test--Can he take a punch: will he stand up when put down? fight back? gotta know...

813

Evans Cnclmbr

High Stakes Election for DC--big issues on schools, crime, affordable hsng, health care, ec dev, etc.

814

Stewart

Race Could Be Deciding Issue in Race for DC Chair--hopefuls try to reach beyond skin: Gray leading

824

Fisher

Fenty Emerges as Action Hero in Mayor's Race--seen as 'doer', building loyal voter base

826

Woodlee

Firmed Sued Fenty Over '03 Home Loan--misunderstanding resolved to everyone's satisfaction

828

Montgomery

....Fenty's "Teflon" attitude might be starting to crumble--advisors urge counterattack on school bd record

828

Nakamura

Mayoral Race--Unilateral Assault-- Cropp strategy to attack Fenty record based on poll data.....

829

Montgomery

Fenty Switches to Offensive in Debate Against Cropp--as central planner in tired old DC government

829

Fisher OpEd

Fenty Might Satisfy Change-Hungry DC--younger mayoral candidate comes across as more energetic

830

Boorstein

Churches Reach Out to Mayoral Candidates--faith groups seek to regain largely lost political clout

     

SEPTEMBER, 2006

CITY MANAGEMENT

 
       

902

Editor

For DC Council Chairman: Vincent Gray has vision, leadership qualities to forge effective council

905

Editor

Adrian Fenty for Mayor--trademark energy is only part of story, vision, initiatives good, expect some goofs

906

Silverman

Fenty Wins Endorsement from ex-Mayor Barry for Top City Job--controversial blessing outside Ward 8

906

Nakamura

Cropp Says She Has Stamina to Run DC--chairman stresses development, schools, but reminisces...

907

Fisher

Cropp's Familiar Refrain--Council chair counting on DC voter amnesia re her performance on School Bd

907

Montgomery

Fenty Aims to Put Government to Work for 'Regular People'--supporters like zeal, critics see inexperience

910

Nakamura

Elections Might Bode Political Sea Change--results could portend major shifts in city leadership

910

Grunwald

Good Deal for DC?--Adrian Fenty, politics of ambition: make USA capital top model city: worth a try?

911

Woodlee

Secret Service Tickets ex-mayor Barry--smelled alcohol during red-light running stop: refused pee-test

913

Pierre

Fenty Assembles an Army of Green...candidate's colorful workers dominate, not everyone impressed

913

Stewart

Ward 7's Gray Overcomes Patterson in Race for Powerful Council Chairmanship--wins 58% to 42%

913

Woodlee

Many New Faces Emerging in Ward Primaries--Cheh, Thomas, Wells, new Mendelson, Graham reelected

913

Nakamura

Fenty Prevails in Mayor's Race--wins resoundingingly with 57% to 31% , Marie Johns gets 8%

913

Montgomery

Sweeping Change is Likely with Fenty at the Helm--broad democratic mandate expected: work well w/Gray

913

Editor

A New Direction--Democratic mayoral candidate Fenty leads formidable slate into November election

913

Schwartzman

Reiterating Her Love for the City, Cropp Conceded to Fenty--"lacked heart for the people?"

913

Silverman

Eleanor Holmes Norton's Easy Win Clears Path for 9th Term--takes 94% over unknown opponent

914

Silverman

Business Community Falls In with Fenty--leaders who endorsed Cropp move on, other leaders grow

914

Nakamura

Fresh from Win, Fenty Sets Transition Agenda--says not afraid to use the 'bully pulpit' as mayor

914

Stewart

Nominees Planning to Flex Power--Gray foresees team of equal contributors, responding to residents' needs

914

Montgomery

Fenty's Formula -- Unify and Conquer -- Isn't Politics as Usual--race places a redefined role in primary

917

Starr/Wald

Congress Has Authority to Do Right by DC--go ahead with plan to add two full-voting representatives

918

Nakamura

Fenty Plans to Renew Finance Chief's Term--nominee seeks to quell Wall Street fears by retaining Gandhi

923

Woodlee

Mayor Williams Names Deputy Mayor Reiskin to be New City Administrator--worked for Bobb in Oakland CA

     

OCTOBER, 2006

CITY MANAGEMENT

 
       

1002

Nakamura

Fenty to Name Interim Metro Manager as DC Administrator--Tangherlini, 39, favorite for Metro job

1003

Nakamura

Fenty Fills Another Key Post--Metro's acting chief named administrator, follows reappointment of CFO

1004

Editor

Metro's Loss, DC's Gain--Virginia's dawdling over Metro Chief opened door, Fenty smartly walked in

1004

Sun

Metro Chief Ready for Next Move--challenge of managing DC gov't looks tempting to Tangherlini

1007

Woodlee

With His Tenure Winding Down, Williams Slips In One More Jaunt--to So Africa with entourage of 31!

1010

Leonnig

Star Witness's Cheating Ways Heating Up Trial--ex-DC official details (his) fraud for Jemal's Jurors

1014

Leonnig

Witness Against Jemal Emerges as Striving Pretender--phony resume, taking bribes, misusing funds, etc.

1015

Wallig ltr

In DC, Virtual Shutout--time to give non-Democrats proper voice in mayoral, council primaries

1017

Fisher OpEd

Against Tom Davis, The Good Fight Seems Futile--Repub Rep has commanding lead over opponent

1019

Editor

For Mayor and DC Council--endorse Fenty, Gray, Medelson (weakly) and Catania (strongly)

1021

Haynes

DC School Board Member May Abandon Campaign for Super.--Graham very upset over disputed memo

1023

Editor

For DC Council Seats--endorse Graham (Wd 1), Cheh (Wd 3), Thomas (Wd 5), Wells (Wd 6)

1024

Haynes

Experience Could Help or Hurt Graham--de facto leader's term includes accomplishments, problems

1024

Editor

For DC Board of Education--Bobb for president, Raymond for District 3, Lockrdge in District 4

1027

Leonnig

DC Jury Acquits Developer Jemal of Bribery--leading builder found guilty of much lesser count

   

NOVEMBER, 2006

CITY MANAGEMENT

     

1105

Sun (Cont)

...employees killed in action; indep IG; world-class entertainers and kiosks inside stations

1105

Sun

Doors Closing for Tangherlini--exiting interim manager cites gains of short tenure: better lighting;...

1105

Sun (Cont)

...'customer-first', connecting w/employees; real-time arrival info; regular bus purchases; memorial to...

1105

Pratt ltr

Advice from ex- to Next Mayor--Sharon Pratt offers 5 rules of thumb to lead DC: #2=long-term investments

1105

Nakamura

Fenty's Trips to Big-City Mayors Aim to Build Optimism at Home: help elevate DC to world-class city

1107

Woodlee

DC Power Elite Lean on Congress to Approve Voting Rights Bill -- 30 big names: Pratt, Plotkin, Holder, etc.

1107

Nakamura

Fenty Vows 'Aggressive' Transition -- most organized, high-tech, research-based pre-transition ever

1108

Milloy OpEd

Fenty Needs Magical Powers to Conjure up Success -- problems of poverty, schools, etc. need big ideas

1108

Editor

Enter Mr. Fenty -- A Victory for DC, tight races in MD, VA: daunting task, but already deep in transition

1108

Nakamura

Fenty Trounces Foes in Mayoral Race--promises big changes, ec dev; health care, safe streets priorities

1108

Stewart

3 Newcomers to Join Council: Wd 3: Cheh; Wd 5: Thomas; Wd 6: Wells. Catania, Mendelson, Graham return

1109

Woodlee

Bush to Study Bill For DC Full Voting Rights--sez he hadn't heard of Davis/Norton Bill, Davis sez he had

1109

Nakamura

Fenty, Gray Move Quickly to Make Impact--Tangherlini to run transition; town hall mtgs, performance review

1110

Lengel

Pelosi May Move DC Closer to Voting Rights -- incoming House Speaker would give Norton vote on floor

1110

Nakamura

2 Advocates for Poor Picked for Top Legal Posts -- Fenty: Atty Gen'l, Counsel to offer wide perspective

1111

Woodlee

Pelosi Affirms Support for Full DC Voting Rights -- Norton: limited role cited earlier would be temporary

1111

Editor

Get on the Same Page -- to Bobb, Fenty, Gray: cooperate: each rushing off in separate directions re DCPS

1112

Tony Williams

Mayor says: Keep Building Our City, Mr. Fenty -- focus on schools and 'middle-class squeeze'

1113

Editor

Lame-Duck Congress -- passing spending bills, giving DC voting rights in House should be priorities

1114

Editor

Raid on DC Treasury -- stealth attempt by City Council to give themselves raises should be stopped

1114

Stewart

DC Council to Vote on Pay Raises -- members $92.5K>$140K, Chair $142K>$190K, Mayor $152K>$200K

1115

Fenty ltr

The District Deserves a Vote -- residents left out on election day: wants legislative/budget autonomy too

1115

Nakamura

Fenty Scores Early Legislative Victory as Stadium Parking Plan OK'd -- Council votes 10/3 over DCZC

1115

Woodlee

Voting Rights in House: Sponsors Turn to December -- Congress not moving now: awaiting Utah move

1115

Cauvin

Barry Pleads Not Guilty to DUI -- former mayor stopped by Secret Service in early AM after ran red light

1115

Silverman

Lines Form to Fill Fenty, Gray Seats -- dozen potential candidates test political waters for Spring elections

1115

Stewart

Lame Duck DC Council Vote on Raises for Mayor, Chairman Put Off -- other lower proposals submitted

1117

Keating

DC TV Channel Agency Spending $6.5M on Upgrades -- some no-bid contracts, no Council approval

1118

Woodlee

Mayor Williams Friend's Contract Is One for Books -- former aide chronicles mayor's accomplishments

1118

Leonnig

DC Attorney General Scolded -- judge says office not ready to take on more cases frm Fed prosecutors

1122

Nakamura

Fenty's Choices Already Causing Anxiety About Insular Approach -- should seek more input from advisers

1122

Cauvin

DC Vote on Slots Ruled Out by Judges -- DC Court of Appeals says only Congress has power to OK

1129

Stewart

DC Council Members defend possible raise -- accused of trying to pass pay plan w/o public input

     

DECEMBER, 2006

CITY MANAGEMENT

 
       

1203

Marimow

Duncan Leaves Powerful Imprint--Montgomery Cnty Exec was strong force during period of big growth

1203

Nakamura

Fenty's 'Bullpen' Rejects Traditional Office Model--deputies surround mayor, and are surrounded by staff

1205

Keating

Report Cites 'Pervasive' Mismanagement of DC city contracting--CPO Tillery simply not qualified!!!

1205

Editor

Without Further Delay--which congressional leaders will explain why DC voters remain disenfranchised?

1205

Sheridan

Utah Takes Action That Aids Davis's DC Vote Bill--state OK's bipartisan redistricting bill, last obstacle

1206

Sheridan

GOP House Leaders Choose to Let DC Voting Rights Bill Die--members express constitutional concerns

1206

Stewart

DC Council Advances Pay Hike Bill --mayor/chair up $48K to 200K/190K, Council mbrs up $22.5 to $115K

1207

Nakamura

Fenty Stays Close to Home for Top Aides--Scott, Ginsberg,Tangherlini, Albert, Reinoso,Lanier, etc.

1208

Editor

Shameful, Sad and Worse--apparently Bush 'freedom agenda' doesn't apply to Washington, DC

1212

Nakamura

At Sluggish Permit Agency, Fenty Hears Customer Gripes--frustrated customers denigrate DCRA

1212

Stewart

Chamber Lobbyist to Head DC Council Staff--Gray picks Cynthia Brock-Smith as Council Secretary

1214

Woodlee

Fenty Won't Keep $45K--late donations to be returned to void appearances: raises $3.8M, still has $725K

1214

Nakamura

Mayor's Swan Song with the Press Corps--repeats his regular awkward body language

1216

Editor

Campaign Fix--a loophole in DC law needs permanent plugging, don't allow unidentified donors

1217

Stewart

DC Council Chairmen May Add Power East of the Anacostia--Chair discards seniority system

1218

Stewart

Chair Gray Plans Technological Improvements for Council--electronic voting eqpt sat unused 5 years

1219

Woodlee

Councilman Barry Says Park Police Delayed Him for 3 Hours--confusion over wrong license suspension

1220

Staff

Bush Takes Wait-and-See Position on Voting Rights in House--legislation put off this year:back next year

1221

Silverman

Fenty Fills Six More Cabinet Jobs--Brown, Howland, Schiraldi, Gist stay: Gregory gets OPM, Quintana UCC

1222

Barr

Local Government Workers to Get 2.64% Raise in "07--Cabinet Secretaries up to $186.6K, VP, $215.7

1226

Editor

Lasting Expectations: Accomplishments of Williams and Cropp--fixed crises in gov't, budget, city spirit

1227

Schwartzman

Williams Leaves a Legacy of Contrasts--mayor could be remembered as reviver or divider: "saved city?"

1228

Fisher

How to Take Measure of Mayor--the anti-politician, governing, not glad-handing:still plugging Wards 7,8

1229

Silverman

Many of Williams's Officials Will Serve Fenty -- Temporarily--(Harriet Tregoning to replace Ellen McCarthy)

1230

Silverman

Fenty Announces Key Appointments--interim fire chief named, three picked for Bd of Education

1230

King OpEd

Success Story in His Comfort Zone--clearly most 'profound transformation' : but not at home with 'own kindred'

1231

Stewart

Tearful Good-bye Long in Making--DC Council chair Cropp gives last public address (consensus-maker)

1231

Fisher

Yo, Adrian!--Washingtonians tell their mayor to sweat the small stuff: abandoned buildings,library, etc.


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