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“In due course, we should just be partners in this,” Ms. Cheh said.

Council member Muriel Bowser, Ward 4 Democrat, will take over the government operations committee vacated by Ms. Cheh.

Ms. Bowser leaves the parks and recreations committee, which Mr. Wells will now control under the resolution.

Mr. Brown said Ms. Bowser, not Ms. Cheh, will serve on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s board.

The first sign of a shake-up in committee assignments occurred in June when council member Harry Thomas Jr. stepped aside from his chairmanship of the Committee on Economic Development while facing a city lawsuit alleging he bilked funds earmarked for youth baseball.

The resolution also creates a Committee on Small and Local Business Development, whose chairman will be council member Vincent Orange, at-large Democrat.

Mr. Orange, who joined the council through a special election in April, had openly lobbied for economic development duties when Mr. Thomas stepped aside. Mr. Orange appeared satisfied with his new committee and its title. “It’s not a bad description,” he said.