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