D.C. City Council Chairman, Phil Mendelson, (right) speaks with council member, Jack Evans, (left) before the first council meeting after the 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, (right) speaks with council member, Jack Evans, (left) before the first council meeting after the summer recess, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Washington, DC. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)