The mission of the D.C. Children & Youth Investment Trust Corp., the nonprofit group at the center of former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas' theft scandal, is to expand and improve services for local children, especially when they are out of school.
If disgruntled D.C. voters want to recall the city's mayor, Vincent C. Gray, and its chief lawmaker, D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, they face an uphill but, for two main reasons, surmountable climb.
The Board of Elections and Ethics is scheduled to issue petitions on Wednesday in the uphill bid to recall Mayor Vincent C. Gray and council Chairman Kwame R. Brown.
Millionaire developer R. Donahue Peebles, the man who considered a run for mayor in 2010, says he wants to see and might be willing to finance the recall of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, along with other elected officials.
For three hours on Friday, a D.C. delegation tried to explain to a panel of New Hampshire legislators why they should obtain rights inherent from birth but not explicitly stated in the Constitution, that the District raises its own money and that Maryland will probably not ask for its land back if the nation's capital is recognized as the 51st state.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has released a long-awaited record of the funds he raised and spent for his transition into office last year, revealing more than $30,000 in payments to the Maryland man at the center of an investigation into Mr. Gray's campaign activities.
Political activists filed paperwork on Wednesday to begin a recall effort against D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, asserting that well-publicized missteps in the early months of each official's term amount to "breaches of office through unethical behavior."
One year ago today, Vincent C. Gray strode onto a stage at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, put hand to Bible and promised to deliver D.C. residents to a land of fiscal responsibility. Residents cheered him on.
Ward 6 resident Frederick Butler says he is ready to hit the pavement once D.C. voters get the green light next week to start the recall process against Mayor Vincent C. Gray and other city politicians finishing a tumultuous year.