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Topic - Janene Jackson
A D.C. Council member on Thursday accused the administration of Mayor Vincent C. Gray of influencing a questionable contract award to overhaul city-owned United Medical Center and of appearing ready to cave to the demands of the large-business community currently objecting to broader efforts to reform the city's minority contracting policies.
Defending the pace of his efforts to staff his incoming administration, D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray on Thursday announced a second round of appointments, but revealed no picks for key posts for city schools, the police department or other major agencies.
Ms. Jackson said ex-offenders need job training and rehabilitation help.
"This is a bill that feels good, but this bill does not give anybody a job," said Janene Jackson of the D.C. chamber. "It's really a very shortsighted way of addressing the issue of how you get somebody released from prison meaningful employment."