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Topic - Linda Wharton-Boyd
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has tapped two Capitol Hill veterans to help him trumpet his "ambitious agenda" to the public after a string of personnel blunders threatened to obscure any progress during his first year at the helm of the city.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray says his administration will alter its policy for reviewing nominees for city oversight bodies by sending them through the city's Office of the Attorney General before they are announced to the public.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has withdrawn the nomination of Robert L. Mallett to be chairman of the Board of Elections and Ethics because he does not meet a residency requirement — an embarrassing conclusion to an incident that mirrored a string of missteps by the administration.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has been in office just 2½ months, but his administration already is reeling under allegations that cash payoffs were made during his campaign and that he doled out high-paying city jobs to political friends who were either underqualified or had undisclosed criminal pasts.
"He is aware," she said, "that the pro-life movement placed a lot of pressure on Congressman Issa to continue the prohibition on using local dollars for abortion."
"Typically this review has taken place after the announcement," said Linda Wharton-Boyd, the mayor's spokeswoman. "By moving that review up on the time line, we should be able to help catch any legal issues before we go public with a nominee."