The name of the deputy staff director for D.C. Mayor-Elect Sharon Pratt Dixon's transition team, Shirley Robinson Hall, was incorrectly reported Friday. In addition, the names of two other transition team members were inadvertently omitted from the story. Paul Pryde, president of Pryde, Roberts & Co., a small-business development firm in the District, is co-chair of the economic development committee. Michael J. Frazier, an aide to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and former assistant to Mayor Marion Barry, is co-chair of the committee to restructure the office of mayor. (Published 11/11/90)

Mayor-Elect Sharon Pratt Dixon urged the D.C. Council yesterday to impose tighter restrictions on spending and personnel changes by outgoing Mayor Marion Barry.

Later, she joined with the District's two other newly elected top leaders to seek a 20 percent increase in the federal payment to the city.

During a news conference where she unveiled her transition team, Dixon called on the council to override Barry's veto of a measure sponsored by council member Betty Ann Kane (D-At Large) that would prohibit the mayor from signing contracts worth more than $1 million for services or office space.

Dixon also asked the council to pass legislation prohibiting government raises, promotions or the conversion of temporary appointments to career service. Both emergency measures, which would expire after 30 days, are scheduled to be considered by the council on Tuesday.

Barry has denied approving anything but routine contracts or making any unusual personnel moves, and the mayor-elect said Barry had assured her of that again at a meeting Wednesday.

Dixon added, however, that "I wouldn't have urged emergency legislation if I didn't think it was at least a potential problem."

Dixon joined D.C. Del.-Elect Eleanor Holmes Norton and D.C. Council Chairman-Elect John A. Wilson in a late afternoon meeting yesterday in which they agreed to lobby Congress for a 20 percent increase in the federal government's annual payment to the city, which would rise from $430 million to $516 million if they are successful.

Norton and Dixon said afterward that the trio had settled on seeking an $86 million increase because it roughly equals the amount the District would have received if the federal payment had risen with inflation instead of remaining flat for the last five years.

The District receives the payment from the federal government to offset the loss in property tax revenue caused by the presence of so many tax-exempt federal offices. City officials have said an increased federal payment is essential to dealing with the District government's mounting deficit, which could reach $200 million next year.

When asked what she thought the chances are of getting additional funds from Congress, Dixon said, "With a new team that enjoys the opportunity to work together, enjoys a fair amount of respect on the Hill and is committed to a fiscally sound government, I think we have a pretty good shot at it."

Dixon held a news conference to unveil her transition team and to urge the council to approve two measures that would discourage last-minute spending and personnel promotions and changes by Barry.

The 27-member transition team, headed by former National Urban League president Vernon E. Jordan Jr., includes council member Kane, who ran an unsuccessful campaign for D.C. delegate.

Dixon, asked whether the team lacked grass-roots representation, told reporters, "We have a committee in formation. We're going to get community input."

Dixon, who rolled to victory Tuesday pledging to sweep clean city government, dismissed criticism that she was relying on too many "unknowns" to advise her. She said she plans to "do things a little differently."

"I did it in the campaign, I'm going to do it now, I'm going to do it when I'm mayor," she said. "You're going to see different forms, different shapes from different segments of town. And I suspect there will be those who will have some disquiet about it."

Against a fancy blue backdrop complete with patriotic red, white and blue bunting, Dixon took to a stage at the Bricklayers Building yesterday with many of the members of the team she has named to engineer her takeover of the city government.

Jordan, the chair, was questioned by reporters about the fact that he did not vote in three elections -- including the September primary -- since he registered to vote here in 1986.

Jordan, who is a partner in the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, blamed business travel. "I have a huge law practice; I travel a lot," he said.

"I think I more than qualify and I think my inability because of travel to vote in the primary is not a disqualifying problem," he said. "I am a citizen of this city, I drive on its roads, I have a D.C. driver's license, have D.C. tags, I use its parks, from time to time I use its public transportation, I use its airports an awful lot, and I think if you check, my taxes are in order."

Charles T. Duncan, a former D.C. corporation counsel and a partner in the law firm of Reid & Priest, will serve as the general vice chair of the group.

Other vice chairs include: Henry Hubschman, a partner in the law firm of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and an aide to the late Patricia Roberts Harris, a Carter administration official, who will concentrate on streamlining the government.

Vivian Pinn-Wiggins, chairman of pathology at Howard University Hospital and Medical School, who will focus on health and human services.

Charles E. Tate, president of the Booker T. Washington Foundation, who will help formulate policy for economic development.

Gretchen Wharton, a marketing executive who is on leave from Xerox Corp., is staff director for the team. Shirley Hall Robinson, a former member of the Democratic National Committee who was a policy aide on Michigan Gov. James J. Blanchard's transition team, is deputy staff director.

Co-chairs of a search committee that will identify candidates for Cabinet and other key positions are Joan N. Baggett, director of congressional and organizational relations for the DNC and former lobbyist for the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, and John Dixon, general manager of the downtown J.W. Marriott, who is not related to the mayor-elect.

Franklin Raines, a partner at the investment finance firm of Lazard Freres, which has provided the city with bond counseling, is heading the financial management committee.

Co-chairs of the administration-management committee are Ed Kornegay Jr., president of Teamsters Local 922 and Joint Council 55; and Kane, who is chairman of the council's Government Operations Committee.

Co-chairs of the public safety committee are former police chief Burtell M. Jefferson and Joe Robert Caldwell Jr., a law partner at Miller Cassidy Larroca & Lewin.

Anthony Watkins, a cardiologist in private practice, is heading a committee on human services. Co-chairs are Vincent Grey, executive director of the D.C. Association for Retarded Citizens, and Horace Greene, a psychiatrist who heads Psychological Services Inc.

Co-chairs of the education committee are Gallaudet University President I. King Jordan and Evelyn Miles Temple, regional director of the National Education Association.

Co-chair of the economic development committee is Ronald Scheman, a lawyer with Kaplan Russin & Vecchi and former assistant secretary-general at the Organization of American States.

A committee to explore restructuring the mayor's office will be chaired by Marcia Hale, a consultant to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and to Greenburg-Lake, a Democratic polling firm.

Also serving on the search committee are Patricia Worthy, a lawyer who is chairman of the D.C. Public Service Commission; lawyers Mari Aponte, James L. Hudson, and Karen Tramontano; outgoing D.C. school board member Eugene Kinlow; and Tom Goodwin, a former federal government official who has worked on transition teams for several national organizations.

The transition team, which is charged primarily with selecting personnel and making policy recommendations, met as a whole for the first time Wednesday night. It has set a feverish pace of smaller committee meetings beginning today and through the weekend.

"My bottom line is to get it done as soon as possible," Vernon Jordan said after two days on the job. "I view this as a top-down operation, as opposed to bottom-up," he said, adding that many of Dixon's Cabinet posts and other top slots will be filled quickly.

"I think there is an expectation that things will happen quickly," he said. "Whether {people} are going to get policy as quickly as they expect -- that's another question."