D.C. Wire: jim graham


Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 05/25/2010

Housing director not sold on CFO takeover

Adrienne Todman, interim director of the D.C. Housing Authority, said Tuesday that her agency remains independent by law and questioned whether the agency's finances can be taken over by Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi as he plans.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:04 PM ET, 05/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart | Tags:  Adrienne Todman, D.C. Housing Authority, Harry Thomas Jr, Jim Graham, adrian fenty, housing authority takeover, natwar gandhi, parks and recreation, recreation

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 02/01/2010

Jim Graham campaign questions challenger's 'pledges'

What's a pledge? That's what Chuck Thies, spokesman for Council member Jim Graham's re-election bid, asked when he looked at potential challenger Jeff Smith's campaign finance report Monday. The Citizens for Jeff Smith Exploratory Committee filed an exploratory report showing contributions and "pledges," according to Thies who checked out the...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  07:48 PM ET, 02/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  2010 election, councilman graham, dc council, jeff smith, jim graham, ward 1 council, washington city council

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 10/08/2009

Graham Aides Won't Be Testifying After All

The two staffers for D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) who were subpoenaed as part of the federal investigation of the city's taxicab industry will not be testifying before the grand jury, according to sources in Graham's office. David Vacca and Steve Hernandez, both of whom work for the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:55 PM ET, 10/08/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig | Tags:  David Vacca, Jim Graham, Steve Hernandez, Ted G. Loza

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 10/01/2009

Cabdrivers Vent Anger at Graham, Fenty

D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) withdrew his taxi industry reform bill on Wednesday, but that didn't stop about 50 cabdrivers from picketing City Hall on Thursday morning. A coalition of taxicab associations also called today for Graham's resignation. The protestors, who gathered in Freedom Plaza across from the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:39 PM ET, 10/01/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig | Tags:  Adrian M. Fenty, D.C. Taxicab Commission, Eric Weaver, Jim Graham, Larry Frankel, Leo Alexander, Muriel Bowser, Ted G. Loza

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 09/30/2009

Graham Withdrawing Taxicab Bill as FBI Probe Continues

Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) said today he is withdrawing his legislation to overhaul the city's taxi industry, a proposal that is at the center of an ongoing FBI investigation into alleged corruption within the industry and at City Hall. But Graham said his decision to pull the bill...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:57 PM ET, 09/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig | Tags:  Abdulaziz Kamus, Jim Graham, Ted G. Loza

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 09/29/2009

Two Graham Staffers Receive Grand Jury Subpoenas

Two staffers for D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) have been subpoenaed to appear next week before a federal grand jury investigating the city's taxicab industry. David Vacca and Steve Hernandez, both of whom work for the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, are scheduled to appear before...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:59 PM ET, 09/29/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig | Tags:  Brian DeBose, Committee on Public Works and Transportation, David Vacca, Jim Graham, Steve Hernandez

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 09/28/2009

Fenty Praises Graham for Work on Columbia Heights

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) praised D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) at a public event in Columbia Heights this morning, even as Graham continues to be battered with questions over last week's arrest of his chief of staff. Fenty and Graham both attended the grand opening of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:40 PM ET, 09/28/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig | Tags:  jim graham

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/18/2009

Fenty Gears Up for Fight With Gray Over School Board Funding

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said he and schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee are lobbying D.C. Council members to prevent council Chairman Vincent C. Gray's effort to override his veto of funding to the State Board of Education. The council approved $950,000 in the fiscal 2010 budget -- a move that...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/18/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart | Tags:  Adrian M. Fenty, D.C. Council, Jim Graham, Michelle A. Rhee, Vincent C. Gray, state board of education