D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson confers with council Chairman Kwame R. Brown on Tuesday.  Mr. Mendelson favored the income-tax increase; Mr. Brown opposed it. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson confers with council Chairman Kwame R. Brown on Tuesday. Mr. Mendelson favored the income-tax increase; Mr. Brown opposed it. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)