All eyes on Mendo


Mendelson has yet to announce what should be done about Jim Graham’s ethics troubles. (Bill O’Leary — The Washington Post)

Pressure is mounting on the D.C. Council to move on the ethics charges against member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1). The Post editorial board and Jonetta Rose Barras would simply like Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) to do something, while Post columnist Colby King would specifically like the council to censure Graham for intervening in a 2008 contract dispute. Mendelson, who has been out of town, maintained his fourth day of silence on the matter Monday, though he has spoken to select colleagues about the ethics board report. The council could reprimand Graham or take the more serious step of censuring him, but the process is complicated by the fact that the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability made no formal fact-finding but instead relied on a Metro investigation’s work.

In other news:

Charges finally stick to “Teflon Defendant” Corey Moore (Post)

Report: Thousands of students enter and leave public schools during the school year, complicating all sorts of stuff (Post)

Why is D.C. still warehousing hundreds of homeless children at D.C. General? (Post)

Data suggest a heck of a correlation between D.C.’s rising affluence and its rising test scores (Flypaper)

D.C.’s “creative class” divide looks like all the other divides (The Atlantic)

Hey, Colby: “Connecting disruptions caused by recent scandals to years of dereliction is a cheap shot.” (WRC-TV)

For St. Elizabeths developer search, one step forward and two steps back (WBJ)

Is a taxi driver suspended for assaulting a passenger still driving? (WJLA-TV)

Tommy Wells needs to figure out how the city will do its lawyering with an elected AG (Legal Times)

Meanwhile, his tweet fingering an alleged buyer of stolen phones backfires (WJLA-TV)

Hizzoner tours hotel construction site, looks like a candidate (WRC-TVWUSA-TV)

The annoying Terry Lynch may run against Graham next year (DCistExaminer)

Mother of South Capitol shootings victim will attend SOTU as guest of Eleanor Holmes Norton (Examiner)

Booze board upholds license suspension for caterer at quintuple shooting site (Post)

The latest volley from Human Rights Watch to the D.C. police (Post letter)

Advocates renew objections to truancy bill (Examiner)

Green Hat Gin ends trademark dispute with Brooklyn distillery (Legal Times)

Southwest ANC member ordered to pay past-due condo fees (DCist)

Man shot to death Sunday night was James E. Dean, 19 (Crime Scene)

Arrest made in 2011 Trinidad killing (Crime Scene)

Norton reintroduces sure-to-die bill establishing real local prosecutor (DCist)

The condos planned for the Central Union Mission building could be called “The Mission” (Where We Live)

Turns out you can’t hold a naked book reading in a bar (DCist)

RIP Donald Byrd, trumpeter of distinction (Post)

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.

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