Report Criticizes D.C. Spending.
The council's Committee on Government Operations, headed by Kathy Patterson (D-Ward 3), has concluded that reform efforts directed by Chief Management Officer Camille C. Barnett and the D.C. financial control board have been "uneven and erratic."
Barnett Says Fixes Were Behind Scenes.
District residents would not have seen most improvements made in city government over the past year because the majority of reforms affected behind-the-scenes operations, according to a report sent to Congress by Chief Management Officer Camille C. Barnett.
Control Board Getting Two New Members.
President Clinton has announced that he will nominate Eugene Kinlow, a member of the regional Metro authority and former longtime member of the D.C. school board, and Darius Mans, a World Bank economist, to the D.C. financial control board.
Brimmer's Term Extended 90 Days.
President Clinton said he would extend Andrew F. Brimmer's chairmanship of the D.C. financial control board through a 90-day transition period.
Rivlin Vows to Work for Home Rule. Alice M. Rivlin, sworn in yesterday as a member of the D.C. financial control board, said that restoring home rule is her top priority.
Clinton Asks Rivlin to Head Control Board. President Clinton wants to appoint Alice M. Rivlin, the number two official at the Federal Reserve Board and one of the nation's foremost experts on the District, as the next chairman of the D.C. financial control board.
Control Board Eases Business Rules. In a final show of political force, the D.C. financial control board approved the most comprehensive overhaul of laws and regulations in District history.
Brimmer Won't Serve Second Term. D.C. financial control board Chairman Andrew F. Brimmer told President Clinton that he does not want to serve a second term at the helm of the board.
Board Names City Manager. The D.C. financial control board appointed Camille C. Barnett to a five-year term as the chief management officer for the District.
Control Board Study Critical of Clinton's D.C. Aid Plan. Congress should provide the ailing District government with a more generous combination of funds and management support than President Clinton's rescue plan for the city proposes, according to a pair of new studies slated for release today.
Control Board Replaces Elected School Board. The D.C. financial control board threw out the leadership of the D.C. public schools yesterday and put a retired Army general and a new board of trustees in charge.
Norton Accuses Control Board of Hurting Home Rule. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) lambasted the D.C. financial control board, saying its failure to make visible improvements in the ailing city government's operations has led to the further erosion of home rule.
Residents Criticize Control Board in Washington Post Poll. A majority of Washington residents say the D.C. financial control board has not done a good job improving the quality of public schools and other city services, according to a new Washington Post survey.
1996 Retrospective on the Control Board's First Year. As 1996 draws to a close and board members reach the halfway mark in their three-year terms, much work remains before the District fulfills President Clinton's vision of a "city that works" and Mayor Marion Barry's goal of urban "transformation."
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