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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/18/2011

‘One City,’ nodding off to sleep

When Vince Gray defeated former mayor Adrian Fenty last fall, many were unsure about how the then-Chair’s style would play out. But one thing that we were pretty sure about is that Gray would likely be a little less prickly than his predecessor when it came to dealing with the media and the community. With his “One City” platform and a promise to hold weekly press conferences, Gray’s positioning as the approachable mayor certainly earned him a few extra votes.

So how’s that attitude serving for Gray so far? Well, not very well. It’s one thing for the city’s mayor to be publicly available -- it’s another thing for him to do it in a way that isn’t putting people to sleep.

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Aaron Morrissey blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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