The D.C. Council voted unanimously to formally reprimand Council Member Jack Evans after allegations the longtime District lawmaker used his public office for personal gain.
On the docket for a Tuesday D.C. Council meeting is Chairman Phil Mendelson’s proposed reprimand of Jack Evans, who’s accused of violating the council’s code of conduct by using his public office for personal gain.
According to one D.C. Council member, Chairman Phil Mendelson’s proposed reprimand of Jack Evans “is merely a slap on the wrist” — and he’s pushing for an investigation into Evans’ possible violations.
D.C. Council member Jack Evans, the chair of the Finance and Revenue Committee, is apologizing in response to accusations he used his elected, public position for private gain.
D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson fielded questions from reporters about the possibility of a federal inquiry into the business dealings of Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed redirecting funds for rink renovations — as well as other projects — toward school repairs and maintenance, a move that has drawn criticism from rink supporters.
Muriel Bowser is set to begin her second term as D.C.’s mayor, with a swearing-in ceremony set for Wednesday morning at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The D.C. Council voted 10-2 to decriminalize failing to pay the fare on Metrorail or buses and lowered the fine to $50 Tuesday night. Metro opposed the change.
An effort to rename a portion of street outside the Saudi Embassy “Jamal Khashoggi Way” has been put on hold after D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson decided not to consider the measure, citing a District law.
The D.C. Council could be poised to overturn Initiative 77, a contentious measure approve by voters in the June primary which would mandate employers to pay the standard minimum wage to employees who rely on tips to supplement their pay.
A new contract under consideration by the D.C. Council this week includes 9 percent raises over three years for D.C. teachers. The contract is on the council’s Tuesday agenda.
D.C. Council members are looking ahead to a busy fall legislative session. But one major piece of legislation remains in limbo. The District’s death with dignity law has landed on the congressional chopping block.
To combat violence in the city, D.C. Council member Vincent Gray is proposing an incentive to keep experienced officers from retiring.
On Sunday, hundreds gathered to celebrate Cleveland Park Firehouse’s 100th year in the community.
Mayor Muriel Bowser says she is not ready to support the bill, which would impose a tax on businesses to fund 11 weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child and eight weeks of leave to care for a sick relative. Council President Phil Mendelson, who introduced it, is confident it will pass.
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