Georgetown resident and lawyer Don Crockett sent a formal letter to the mayor decrying certain protests in Georgetown, as well as the May 31 looting that followed the downtown protests.
The tax, strongly opposed by The Georgetowner and other area news media, would have deeply hurt local newspapers and small businesses.
Against the mayor’s urging to hold off, the Council voted to raise an extra $63 million by increasing some business and other taxes, including a three-percent tax on all advertising.
While pay increases and new positions have been largely canceled or postponed for the next four years, only some 14 layoffs and no furloughs of D.C. employees are expected.
Mayor Muriel Bowser and District Council Chairman Phil Mendelson discussed “tough choices,” such as a hiring and pay freeze for most of D.C. government and a $600-million budget cut.
The bill, H.R.5803, introduced by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), is supported by 233 sponsors, a historic high number.
He’s baaaack … already. Just ten days after leaving his Ward 2 District Council seat that he held for almost 29 years, Jack Evans filed papers with the Board of […]
A lengthy investigation by a law firm hired by the Council found Evans to have committed 11 ethical violations. On Jan. 7, Evans turned over a letter of resignation to Council Chair Phil Mendelson.
Another Council meeting with Evans is scheduled for December. Meantime, a majority of the Council has proposed that Evans resign, but the Council has not so far moved or indicated that it might oust him.
Ordered up by the Council, the O’Melveny & Myers report is said to include allegations that Evans was paid thousands of dollars by private clients for services that constituted conflicts of interest.