D.C. Council members Yvette M. Alexander (center), of Ward 7, and Phil Mendelson, at large, both voted against the nomination of Betty Noel to the D.C. Public Service Commission. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

D.C. Council members Yvette M. Alexander (center), of Ward 7, and Phil Mendelson, at large, both voted against the nomination of Betty Noel to the D.C. Public Service Commission. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)