In the wake of this morning’s news that D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown plans to strip council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) of his chairmanship of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, questions are flying as to the wisdom of the move, the impact it may have and if Brown even has the votes to pull it off.
In a statement to DCist, Wells’ Chief of Staff Charles Allen called the move a “lost opportunity” that might lead to a slowdown in progress being made in transportation policy in the District.
“I’m concerned it will slide back a lot of staff momentum being driven on the council side. For the first time, Tommy had been able to get Ward 7 and 8 to the planning table for DDOT and got WMATA improvements and expansions for several east of the river bus routes,” he added.
[Continue reading Martin Austermuhle’s post at DCist.com.]