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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.
A Republican proposal on Capitol Hill puts the District within striking distance of greater budget autonomy, a practical and symbolic goal of city leaders who have repeatedly sought to wrest control of their own affairs from congressional oversight.
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D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has withdrawn the nomination of Robert L. Mallett to be chairman of the Board of Elections and Ethics because he does not meet a residency requirement — an embarrassing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.
A Mayor Vincent C. Gray campaign supporter and associate director of unemployment compensation with the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) has been placed on administrative leave, according to city officials.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray and D.C.-rights advocates will resurrect their "D.C. Full Democracy Rally and March" in conjunction with the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, now scheduled for Oct. 16.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray urged residents Tuesday to attend events preceding the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial that highlight the city's efforts to achieve statehood and more autonomy from Capitol Hill.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's campaign consultant turned political appointee Cherita F. Whiting was earning $98,000 per year, not the $65,000 annually the Gray administration previously reported to the D.C. Council, according to D.C. government employee listings obtained by The Washington Times.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's campaign consultant-turned-political appointee Cherita F. Whiting was earning $98,000 per year, not the $65,000 annually the Gray administration previously reported to the D.C. Council, according to D.C. government employee listings obtained by The Washington Times.
Updates from the D.C. Council hearing on the personnel practices of Mayor Vincent C. Gray
"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."