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CITY MANAGEMENT -- 1999

JANUARY, 1999CITY MANAGEMENT
101LiptonThe Barry Years: In DC, Promises Unfilled--middle-class dreams faded as quality of life declined
102WilliamsThe Barry Years: Ex-Prosecutor DiGenova Charts Rise and Fall--says sparring game with Barry fair
102KingLove Affair Over--Williams gotta challenge bureaucracy, Council, stand up to Congress, keep press honest
102WilliamsThe Barry Years: Admiration from the Outside--'he believed he could fix it', says onetime chief of staff
102EditorNew Day in DC--far cry from fixed, but confidence can help make DC one of most desirable destinations
102CottmanDC: A Beginning, Hopes for Change Pinned on Williams--workers must add value, deliver services
102SlevinThe Mayor's Personal Asset--wife is expert accountant, CFO of Urban League--meticulous, gregarious
103Cottman (cont)Williams says citizens deserve best US city, responsive workers, wants folks on the field, not in stands
103WoodleeThanking His City (for love and forgiveness), Barry Steps Down--claims he rose above the storm
103CottmanWilliams Sworn in as Mayor, Pledging new Era in DC--forsees 'time for renewal and recommitment'
103Williams7 Members Sworn in, Altering DC Council--lawmakers promise to bolster oversight--tax reform on agenda
103RobertsProgress and Promises Mingle at Inaugural Party--Williams to be 'darling of Republican Congress'
103MontgomeryNew Mayor Has Many Roles to Fill--residents hope for mix of efficiency, inspiration--new day for all
103Tom DavisNew Mayor, New Day for DC--poor mgmt and shocking failure to make hard decisions at root of problems
103HudnutWords to the Wise from Voice of Experience--Indianapolis mayor cautions over privatization
104ForgeyHow 1902's City of Tomorrow Became Capital of Today--McKim plan endured--pushed by Sen McMillan
105WilliamsDC Council Names Committee Chairs: Schwartz to Pub Wks; Ambrose, DCRA; Evans, Fin & Rev; Brazil, Jud;...
105Williams (cont)....Catania, loc/reg/fed affairs; Chavous stays w/Pub Ed; Patterson, Govt Ops; Allen, HumServ; Jarvis, EcDev
105ConnollyHastert Steps Up to Leading Role--Reps pick House insider for Speaker today--Illinois 14th, near Chicago
105Cottman/ViseWilliams Tests Agency Heads--7 days to create plans to improve quality of life--wants right to fire aides
106WoodleeWilliams and County Officials 'Get Acquainted'--Duncan, BoT's Tydings, Hanley, and Curry meet mayor
106ViseNorton to Offer Home Rule Plan--would restore power a year early to DC officials from Control Bd
107Vise/WilliamsDC's Top Manager Resigns Amid Tension with Mayor who suspected cronyism--wants local replacement
109MontgomeryWith Shake-up in Top Ranks,DC Workers Fear Aftershocks--CMO Barnett's departure leaves many uneasy
109ViseCritics Condemn Payment to Departing DC Manager--$275K considered outrageous by church activists
110McGroryLet's Hear It for Second Chances--hope is blooming in DC for Williams--we're movin', shakin', and happy
110Herman OpEdTo-do List for Our Mayor--pervasive mgmt challenges need vision, goals, work force upgrades, technology
112ViseMayor to Hold 'Open Office Hours' Norton Town meeting brings 500, boos for Rivlin over Barnett pay
114StaffKay Hutchison to Head Senate Appns Subcommittee on DC--'will face a lot of challenges together
114LiptonAudit Finds Misuse of Funds by 3 ANCs--payments alleged w/o documentation (Wards 2(C), 5(B), 8(E).
117Jenkins OpEdBlack Enough?:some people wonder if Williams is--author(?) skeptical--says 'true color' will show thru!
119CottmanMayor's Chief of Staff Juggles Tasks Large and Small--Reba Evans is DC native, leader, runs staff mtgs
120StaffHizzonered Guest--Mayor in big demand for personal appearances--will do anything if 'doesn't look stupid'
120EvansDC Unveils First New Tourism Slogan--part of 3-year campaign by DC Comm to Promote Washington
122Vise/CottmanMayor Seeks Outside Help to Fix DC Agencies' ('shoddy') Plans--will act as city administrator for now
123LeDucLobbyists Shell Out $865,000 for Glendening Inaugural Parties, big companies like Bell, Blue Cross pay
123Ltrs to EdSix Readers Question Issue of Questioning Williams' 'blackness' (see 1/17)
123ViseNorton, Rivlin Spar Over Top Salaries--almost 50% higher (48%) than comparable cities--for what?
125CottmanWilliams Defends Counsel--'pushy white boy's' abrasiveness riles many, --equal opportunity offender!
126WoodleeHigh-Profile US, Local Leaders to Help Guide City Renewal--interim team to give in-kind, pro bono help
128LiptonWilliams Sets Goals for near-term Improvements--anti-rat, -graffiti, -potholes, -vacant bldgs, etc.
128WoodleeAide's Quitting (re 'niggardly') Spurs Review by DC Mayor--criticized by activists for accepting resignation
128WeeksAn Official's Vocabulary Lesson--David Howard's use of word 'niggardly' sets off storm in DC bureaucracy
129EditorAbout 'Niggardly'--if flap caused by ugly racial rumors, hire Howard back, issue staff dictionaries
129MobleyMayor Lends an Ear During First 'Night In'--15 of 200+ get 10 minutes with mayor--rest meet with aides
130King OpEdMuch Ado about an N-Word--Mayor shouldn't be intimidated by self-serving, racially tinged detractors
FEBRUARY, 1999CITY MANAGEMENT
201WilliamsLooking Ahead, Williams Faces Racial Tensions of City's Past--can he cope with dysfunctional gov't?
204WoodleeMayor Acted Hastily, To Rehire Aide-- who resigned over 'niggardly' taken as racial slur by gov't mgr
204Vise(Davis) House Subcom. Votes to Give Williams Back Agency Authority--'DC Mgmt Restoration Act of 99'
204LiptonMayor's Promise: Improvements -- lists 28 specific objectives with completion dates--longer list to come
206King OpEd+If Washington Stole the Olympics (like Salt Lake City), Congress would overreact, take away rights
206CottmanDC Official Accused of Hitting Colleague (with clipboard), US Attorney (!) declines to pursue case
207MontgomeryDC's Bureaucracy: A Day in the Maze--glimmers of change as city services take small steps forward
207LevineDialing for the District: Lots of Wrong Numbers--on dozens of calls in survey, phones, questions unanswered
207WilliamsA City Online but Not Always Accessible--DC web sites are often down--new police site good
207HsuMaryland GOP Looks to Morella as a Challenge to Senator Sarbanes--not sure she has fire in belly
207StaffWords on Words--DC Mayor weathers criticism for 'niggardly' aide's resignation--wno's been invited back
207WoodleeMayor's Goals Turn Up Pressure on DC Workers--pressure cooker for quick results shortens tempers
208WilliamsDC Appleseed Study Urges DC Council to Reorganize, plan schedule, avoid patronage in hiring staff
209ViseMayor says remaking recalcitrant bureaucracy is 'turbulent' but should not become staffer 'contact sport'
209Staff'Niggardly' Aide Reinstated as Asst to Mayor--mayor says acted too fast, Howard to serve as scheduler
209EditorDC Council, Heal Thyself--agrees with reports saying 'major overhaul needed', not people-friendly
210StaffHouse Votes to Return Hire/Fire Powers to Williams--Senate expected to approve Davis/Norton bill
210LiptonDC Housing Authority Aims to Use Incentive Pay to Improve Work--Union OKs for 800 wkrs for 11,000 apts
210SlevinSenate Impeachment Jurors Hear of DC's Lack of Cong. Representation from Ruff (frmr DC corp counsel)
211WoodleeDep Mayor Patton (for Ec Develpmt) on the Job Unannounced 2 Days--chaired Bus Reg Reform Comm.
211StaffCommittee for Capital City wants DC residents to vote in MD elections since DC part of MD until 1801
212StaffAttorney General Reno Backs Voting Rights for DC Residents--says full representation appropriate
213EditorBack to Basics--city gov't that works will radically change nation's capital--results, not gladhanding key
213CottmanMayor Picks 2 Aides from SE--Blacks Mitchell (job unclear) and Spaulding (for neighborhood clean-up)
217LiptonDC Audit by IG Finds $1.8M/year Lost in Charges/taxes on 9000 unused, misassigned lines out of 25,000
218EditorWrong Numbers--$1.8M for 9000 unused DC telephones prime example of municipal waste back to 1981
219ViseY2K Could Bring DC to a Halt, says GAO rpt--due to late start, underfunding: fed assistance likely
220ViseDC's Y2K Effort Gets $60M White House Aid (from OMB federal Y2K funds)--maybe more later if well used
222EditorWill DC Shut Down in Y2K?--could be close call--of 336 info systems, 84 ready; 135 OK, untested; 117 still to go;
224StaffSenate Approves Restoring Mayor's Power--passes DC Management Restoration Act--at whirlwind pace
225ViseControl Bd Strategy at Issue--internal 'talking paper': how to regain home rule in 2 yrs w/o improved services
226Williams4 on DC Council Take 15% Automatic Raises: Cropp, Catania, Graham, Orange: LA only higher big city
MARCH, 1999CITY MANAGEMENT
302CottmanDC Unveils User-Friendly Tax & Revenue Office--Mayor promises fast, efficient one-stop central service
303LiptonDC Mayor Scores on Shape-up Goals: 4 (underpass, potholes, TANF, electric inspections) of 8 Done
303EditorRuckus Over Raises--Council should decouple raises from exec pay; require public hearings
303WilliamsY2K Glitch Leads Council to Cede Control--Tech Officer OK'd to award major computer contracts
303HorwitzTop DC Lawyer Resigning: Corporation Counsel John Ferren wants to return to bench
304EditorMayor Williams--Month Two--is delivering on promises, but long way, time, to go on quality of government
310StaffPlaintiffs Explain DC Rights Lawsuits to Obtain Voting Rights--case to be argued on April 19th
312Vise/CottmanWilliams Trying to Forge New Era w/Unions--DC workers wary, but like idea of bonuses for good work (!)
313CottmanWilliams' Wary Approach to Race--sees better services as way to ease tensions--Chavous denigrates
315ViseMayor to Propose Selling UDC Site--privatize more city services in 'managed competition', study DC General
316EditorNew Mayor, New Directions--gutsy challenges to UDC, DC Gen'l, double rainy day fund--much to ponder
316EditorControlling the Cost-Controllers--Senate health committee (Jeffords) seeks to limit HMO payout restrictions
317CottmanHill Ldrs, Control Bd Urge Budget Unity: Brazil supports Mayor; Catania balks at reorganization authority
319StaffNorton Aims to End Congress' Reviews--2 bills would grant city OK to approve own laws, budgets
319LengelBarnett Cleared in Aide Hernon's Firing--DC Inspector General finds official had been insubordinate
320EditorA Load Off Congress--Norton bills would benefit Congress as well as DC: only 3 of 2000 acts overturned
320SlevinDC Braces for NATO's 50-year Summit--Williams eager to showcase city--biggest gathering ever in DC
321Mirel ***Restoration Project--Give DC Vote it Once Had--never meant to deny vote--works in other fed enclaves
321CottmanWilliams Defends His Solitary Style--claims people overreact to UDC--won't cater to race symbols
323ArgetsingerMD Unions Rally in Annapolis--state workers seek bargaining rights--supporting Glendening initiative
324StaffIvory Confiscated from Barrys after African Trip--ex-mayor says unaware of contents of gift box
326CottmanWilliams Close on Appointing Administrator, Finance Chief--admits he can't keep 'strategic focus' w/2 hats
326EditorRiding DC to Death--citizens want Congress off city's back--Congress adding controversial riders to bill
327KingPundit takes Williams to task for 'doing public's business in secret' with small clique
330Lipton(Cont)Scorecard for Mayor--widespread evidence of success: GA Avenue clean-up, abandoned cars, etc.
330LiptonAs DC Government Rolls, DMV Stalls--Williams to meet 13 of 16 end-March goals, but license lines long
APRIL, 1999CITY MANAGEMENT
401HsuRep. Davis Helps Fill VA State Coffers--nationwide blitz aims at Republican control of VA Assembly
404CottmanWilliams's Focus Takes Inward Turn--begins review of managers, fill key vacancies, look at long-term
407HorwitzNew DC Computer Payroll System Starts Off With Glitch--some overpaid, others delayed
408CottmanWilliams's Chief of Staff Resigns--Reba Evans blamed for some missteps--including community relations
408ViseMayor Targets 3 Areas for 'Managed Competition' Initiative; parks maint; internal mail, vehicle repair
409CottmanWilliams Picks Ally to Be Chief of Staff--budget aide Omer to coordinate Mayor's office--J Hill leaves CntlBd
410StaffGAO Audit Finds Gov't Cars Taken Home Illegally--9 of 46 agencies guilty: Council, UDC, DCHA, WASA, etc.
411StaffNew Chief of Staff--Abdusalam Omer knows city inside and out--has worked for city for six years
412Cottman(cont)Many feel Mayor Must Slow Down--make city run like corporation, fill key jobs, collaborate more
412WilliamsDC Council Seeks More Pertinent Role--Mayor Pushing Policy on his Own: disrespect or inexperience
412CottmanAfter 100 Days, Easing the Pace--Politics slow DC Mayor--'tornado' has shaken up, re-energized city
412Williams(cont)Chair Cropp Sees Council Improving Itself--plans 2-year agenda on education, safety, pubwks, ecdevel
413EditorMayor's First 100 Days--visible fixes show; workers trying harder, longterm groundwork laid, good start
415WoodleeDC Doling Out Severance--Ex-Chief of Staff gets $50K--Williams argues need for top talent, prudent use
416WoodleeDC Tax-Cut Plan Gets Key Hill Endorsements--Istook, Moran applaud if fat 'squeezed out' in gov't
416Woodlee(cont)DC Council May Re-think Separation Pay Provision--now allows up to 12 wks pay max: did mayor exceed?
417EditorSeparation Pay--A Second Look: Barry awarded $400K to 32 departing employees--law OKs it, Look again
417King100 Days Not Enough--but Williams different: not tuned to civil rights, street rhetoric, local acitivists--good start
418StaffCourt Battle over Voting Rights in US District Court set to begin on April 19th--no immediate ruling expected
419EditorTwo Fine Public Servants--Ferren, Prettyman have elevated DC Counsel, IG, done well, hard to replace
420MillerDC Voting Rights Gets Day in Court--Justice Dept, DC Counsel lawyers argue case--why unlike mil base?
424CottmanWilliam's Chief of Staff Draws on Humble Past--immigrated from Somalia in '72--advocate for young, poor
MAY, 1999CITY MANAGEMENT
507StaffCurry Vetoes Bill; Override Expected--would restrict his ability to hire private firms for PG gov't services
514WoodleeWilliams's '98 Work Questioned by Council--consulted for City Contractor, bank--while running for mayor
515MillerEx-official Goes to Prison for Corruption--Barry appointee Draper bilked DC out of $88K via minority firm
517Williams/ViseTax Cut Recasts DC--Council increases strength by outmaneuvering Mayor, using his own budget figures
520StaffMunicipal Workers Protest Mayors Plan forcing 2000+ DHS wkrs reapply for jobs--OK'd by agency head
521WoodleeWilliams's $12K NationsBank Deal Involved Little Work, no rpts--$30K more frm Andersen Co--conflict?
521WilliamsVote on New Financial Chief Scuttled--not enough support for 'emergency' action on Valerie Holt for CFO
522EditorFront-Page Story--let's get answers, and fast, to mayor's deals with NationsBank and AndersenCo
524EditorDC's Embattled CFO Nominee--Rivlin calls Holt 'terrific', Patterson says bad forecasts, deception in prior job
526WilliamsLeft Behind, but not Left in Charge--Councilmembers Mendelson, Ambrose, Patterson left off trip to Taiwan
527WoodleeMayor's Office Staff Still Changing--McCall goes to White House, Max Brown dep CoS; more going
529WoodleeWilliams Says Sorry for Late Job Disclosure re $42K consulting fees while running for mayor
JUNE, 1999CITY MANAGEMENT
603StaffWilliams Reports on Transition Expenses--returns $57K unspent city app'n--donors raised $79K
604CottmanMayor Appoints Agency Heads for DPW ( Vanessa Burns), DMV (Sherryl Newman); Cable TV (Anderson)
606MontgomeryPrayers for the City--Washington Interfaith Network--religious groups angle for political activism--like FCC
607L Cropp, OpEdWe're Putting DC's House in Order--good budget, cautious tax relief--can work with mayor, region, Congress
608WoodleeCampaign Finance Law Targeted--Patterson's measure seeks higher fines for non-disclosure
608WoodleeWilliams Charged over Ethics Form--Candidate didn't report $40K consulting jobs--violated campaign law
609EditorMayor's Ethics Lapse--damage to squeaky-clean image may be serious--apology not enough, more coming
617WoodleeWilliams Meets with Campaign Watchdogs--turns over banking records--prepared to pay $1000 fine
624CottmanMayor to Pay $1000 Fine to Office of Campaign Finance--for failing to disclose $40K in consultant pay
628LiptonDC Plans to Mobilize Workers for Y2K Back-up--DC still far behind fixing computers with $76M IBM contract
629LiptonDC Seeks $75M More Aid on Y2K Problem--already got $61.8M to fix 336 large, 13K small computers
630ViseWilliams Asks Contract Officer Fite to Quit--community leaders upset, say he was going in right direction
JULY, 1999CITY MANAGEMENT
701ViseMayor's Work Style Brings Complaints--Council members want to be consulted: viz firing 1000 DC workers
703StaffDC 11-mos real estate trends 97 v '98: sales up 31% to 3661, median price down 3% to $155K
704Jones/FugereGood Counsel for the Council--Council needs to accept reports, act like a professional branch of gov't
704CottmanDeaths Highlight Mayor's Strained Community Relations--low income areas ask 'where have you been?'
706EditorFight Over Mayor Firing Richard Fite--DCPS and others wanted him out--Patterson, GWBoT, others didn't
707ViseContract Delay Cost District Millions in Extra $Fed in 15 Mos wasted hiring consultant used by Maine, MD
710LiptonWilliams Names 3 for Top (?) Agency Jobs: Procurement/Contracts, Emerg. Mgmt; Competitive Services
712LiptonWrong Number No Longer--Mayor's new Customer Service Cntrs for City, DCRA, Tax/Rev, DHS win kudos
717CottmanWilliams Picks 4 Agency Heads--for Parks, Planning Office, Insurance and Banks Regulation (!)
718WilliamsDC Council Criticized for Last-Minute Push on Major Bills before Summer Recess--looks/acts clumsy
724Wilson'Living Wage' Bill Nearly Dead in Montgomery Cnty--majority oppose as wrong tool for working poor
729staffMayor pays $1000 Fine for Ethics Violation to Office of Campaign Finance and Ethics
729VogelMayor Williams Wings It for B'Day in DC Air Nat'l Guard F-16--didn't crash, he boasts
AUGUST, 1999CITY MANAGEMENT
804StaffMontgomery County Council Kills 'Living Wage' Bill requiring high pay for workers on gov't contracts
808WoodleeBusinss Leaders Upset by DC Tourism Board New Hires--mayor's abrupt decision perplexes officials
813LiptonDC Behind on Y2K Fix, GAO Says--key agencies miss repair dates--also behind in emergency manuals
823WilliamsMayor, Council Struggle to Patch Relations--mayor's 'cocky' aides see sore losers and busybodies
SEPTEMBER, 1999CITY MANAGEMENT
902WilliamsChaos-Under Control--local officials beat Y2K worst-case scenarios with regional cooperation in COG drill
915PaikWhite Man Gets Mayoral Nomination in Baltimore--Dem nominee O'Malley far outpaces nearest blacks
918EditorBaltimore--A Vote for Change--O'Malley's platform for reform, lower drugs/crime gotta become real
923LiptonDC Generous with Top City Executives--city officials making $100K+ skyrockets to 141 v 64 last year
924WoodleeMayor's Attorney Weighs Wife's Work With Nonprofit--is there conflict of interest re funds for tennis cntr?
924LiptonDC hires Firm to Track Y2K Spending--KPMG to audit $23M in IBM billings based on GAO concerns
925LiptonWilliams Accepts Blame for Y2K Problems--promises he'll speed up DC's computer repairs
925King OpEdStirrings on the Local Hustings--most up for Council re-election face no challengers--Chavous active
926CottmanWilliams to Head National Internet Panel--group hopes to capture tax revenues from electronic sales
OCTOBER, 1999CITY MANAGEMENT
1003Arscott OpEdWhy the White Man Won--not race, opponent faced lousy press in Baltimore, blacks endorsed O'Malley
1007StaffWilliams Appoints 3: Eric Price, ec dev; L. Barnes, community revit; M. Carolan, DC personnel Director
1010CottmanMayor to End Job Protection for 900 Middle Mgrs--give raises to accepters, demote refusers--old idea?
1010HsuNational Agendas Color DC Medical Marijuana Debate--many in Congress won't upset own states' votes
1011PyattEric Price Seems Right for Mayor's Ambitious Economic Agenda, frm AFL-CIO Hsng Investment Trust
1012EditorNo Haven for Bad Mgrs--Mayor should move apace to reclassify mid-level mgrs--DC Cncl OK'd in '97
1021HsuRep Davis (DC subcommittee chair) Money Man Builds Power: rivalry with VA Governor over GOP funds
1021CottmanInvited to Wield Influence--Mayor's Neighborhood Action program offers locals chance to shape city policy
1024CottmanMayor's Plan Angers Middle Mgrs, Fear for Jobs--many black single moms: race-baiting or challenge?
1025WilliamsNew DC Agency Would Govern Alcohol Sales--Council wants AB Regulation Admin to replace DCRA staff
1025WoodleeDC Paid $500K Rent for Space Never Occupied in SE--10-yr contract by Cntl Bd faulted by Council
1030King OpEdManaging DC;'s Mgrs--not sinister to want 855 good mid-mgrs: 461 live out of DC, 52% men, $55.7K avg pay
NOVEMBER, 1999CITY MANAGEMENT
1101LevineMillenium Celebration for the City--Constitution Ave 'block party ' to feature entertainers at local level
1102StaffStatehood-Green Party Merger Proposed--could become DC Statehood Green Party--Greens to dissolve
1102FehrControl Board Cites DC progress--pleased by finances but service delivery still lags--will focus on turnback
1103LevineBicentennial Commission Seen Enhancing DC--24 leaders plan yr-long event,see lasting improvements
1103CottmanWilliams to Appoint Official to Work Out Problems of (some) Agencies in Receivership--value uncertain
1109FehrDC to Pay 6500 Union Workers 1-Time $1.7K Bonus for back raises--future of mng'd competition unclear
1110FehrLabor Likes $1700 Bonuses, if Not Mayor's Plan--mayor pushes for perf-based pay, mng'd competition
1116FehrCongress Rains on City's Parade--says DC can't use $4.5M fed funds for millenium celebration
1118FehrDC Will Be Y2K Ready, Official Says--82% of 378 critical systems fixed/tested--17 months, $150M (!)
1119Montgomery Mayor Sets Priorities for District--citizen summit address outlines six broad goals as core of DC vision
1121CottmanView from Summit--3000- turn out to hash out city's future: neighborhood revit #1, invest in kids #2
1123StaffDC Moves to Lift Language Barrier--DCRA to use translator service for permits, etc. in other tongues
1124WilgorenHundreds of DC Teachers Protest Paycheck Crisis--6000? teachers/4300 staff--not under DCPS control
1125FehrDC Uncertain How to Fund Promised Bonuses--CFO has back-up plan, irked by being ignored by mayor
1128CottmanNo Apologies for Mayor's 'Enforcer"--cast as bad cop, DepMayor Brown charged with making gov't work
DECEMBER, 1999CITY MANAGEMENT
1124Wiener (Curr)Mayor, Catania Spar Over ANC Reforms: mayor agrees system broken, but Catania bill too strong
1204CottmanMayor Ponders Options for Bonuses--could tap tobacco settlement or agencies to pay $8.7M to 5100
1205Offner OpEdDC's Most Improved Agency--Medicaid agency revamped; costs down, coverage up, bills paid
1206FehrY2K Fix Helps DC Advance Technology--brought 300 consultants, 12 new hires, 1000's new computers
1206FehrWilliams Targets Tobacco Settlement $--seeks loan to cover 5807 union bonuses promised by 12/17/99
1208CottmanMayor Splits Load Among 4 New Deputy Mayors for govt opns; public safety; kids/family; ec development
1208CottmanMayor Loses on Bonus $--Council lectures mayor who calls action personal, "despicable grandstanding'
1208MillerCity's Corp Counsel to Keep Interim Boss, Face Changes--Rigsby to shake up 200 lawyers/400 staff
1209CottmanMayor Irate but Vows to Consult More with DC Council though they 'haven't done a damned thing for me'
1209FehrDC Pulls Out Stops for Last Y2K Drill--exercise results called 'pretty good' for 75 officials/42 agencies
1210StaffCity Scrambling to Fund Union Bonuses--union insists contractual commitment be kept--may be too late
1210BredemeierGroundbreaking Deal on Wages--union wrkrs outside DC to gain most at Gallery Place:prevailing wage
1211King OpEdMr. Mayor, Get a Grip--don't whine about Council interference, conserve political capital, fight/lead on
1213StaffWilliams to Offer New Plan for Bonuses--still partly by tapping unallocated tobacco settlement funds
1213OverholserOpEdAll Wet About Washington--faults Forbes for faulting Washington--use metro area stats to prove point
1214MillerReport Tallies Mistakes by City Attorneys--at least 52 reprimands in 3 yrs frm fed judges; one w/14 lapses
1214FehrDC Nears Compromise on Bonuses--Council may OK combined tobacco$, interest, reallocated city $
1215WilliamsDC Council, Cntl Bd OK Bonus Plan--workers may get checks this week: mayor, council not yet in synch
1216StaffDC Union Employee Bonus Checks Printed--miss promised deadline by only a few days
1218KingLook What They're Pulling Down Now--5 DMV wrkrs reprimanded in '97 for bad judgment all got big raises
1218FehrDC Blamed for Computer Problems--GAO accuses city of mismanagement of personnel/payroll system
1219CottmanSome DC Blacks Concerned by Mayor who Rents--Williams says been too busy--plans to live in DC
1219WoodleeMayor's Chief of Staff Urged to Run Against Jack Evans--Omer claims no interest in Council seat
1220WilliamsResurgent DC Council Finds Voice, Evans Talks Most--gains stature: seniority, impatience, finance help
1224EditorMayor, Council, and Rev. Wilson--deserves chance to rebut claims of racism, slums, unpaid taxes--soon
1227StaffLeadership in Waiting--if Dems retake House, speaker, leader, whip, committee chairs projected by Post
1230StaffMayor Says DC is Safe for Y2K--funds usefully spent for new command centers, satellite phones, etc.

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