D.C. City Council Chairman, Phil Mendelson, called for the opening of the 42nd legislative meeting of the DC City Council period 19 after summer recess. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Washington, DC. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

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D.C. City Council Chairman, Phil Mendelson, called for the opening of the 42nd legislative meeting of the DC City Council period 19 after summer recess. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Washington, DC. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)