Posts Tagged ‘Adrian Fenty’

DC Government: What Snow?

February 16, 2010

DC Government: What Snow?

While Federal offices and suburban schools will open two hours late today, DC Schools and government started on time. How do we know? The Mayor and School Chancellor proclaimed it.

The thousands of DC workers and students you saw stranded in snowbanks, huddled at bus stops, stuck in traffic, and crushed together on subway platforms are obviously products of your imagination. Many District Government employees live in “Ward 9,” suburban Prince Georges County, and can’t stroll in to work.

 

 

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Speedy … but ‘Smart’?

May 29, 2009

Speedy ... but 'Smart'?

Not only is DC Mayor Adrian Fenty still using his city-owned Lincoln Navigator luxury SUV, but his well-publicized city-owned “Smart Car” is just another perk tossed to a well-paid aide.

Mike DeBonis at Washington City Paper discovered that the Mayor’s fuel-efficient “Smart Car” got a speeding ticket (via an automatic speed camera) while Hizzoner was driving, but mayoral assistant Veronica Washington seems to drive the trendy buggy home fairly regularly. Ms. Washington’s salary: $107,635. Cost of the “Passion” Smart Car: $18,000. Seems like she could afford one of her own.

In the Fenty administration, “Green Initiatives” must refer to the color of public money and the privileges it buys, not the environment.

 

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Wrong Turn Leads to Dirt Road

May 28, 2009

Wrong Turn Leads to Dirt Road

DC Mayor Adrian Fenty let pal Keith P. Lomax drive his city-owned SUV to a sports event and defended this by saying, essentially, “It’s legal if I say it is.”  While DC Attorney General Peter “Virginia Gentleman” Nickles seemed to uphold this notion, DC Auditor Deborah K. Nichols emphatically declared it illegal for anyone but DC Government employees to drive a DC Government car.

Mayor Fenty admitted error this morning, telling reporters “I made a bad decision,” and “”I’m not going to do that anymore. No more letting anyone else drive.”  But this new attitude of humility may have more to do with discouraging scrutiny of DC contract cronyism than with correcting mayoral hubris.

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Mayor Fenty’s Smart Car

June 24, 2008

Mayor Fenty's New Car

Washington, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty just got his new Smart Car back from the custom paint shop. It looks awesome!

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