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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.
"Decriminalization is a local law," said Janene Jackson, director of the mayor's Office on Policy and Legislative Affairs. "We don't want people thinking you're free to puff up on federal property. You're not, and you will be arrested."
"Fortunately, we have several congressmen who have served as mayors," Ms. Jackson said. "They understand how cities work."