Gandhi says he will now focus on his true passion: writing poetry. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

On Friday, for the first time in more than 15 years, Natwar M. Gandhi won’t be reporting to work for the District government. He leaves the job of chief financial officer after 13 years, rightly taking credit for raised expectations and professionalism, but also exiting amid ongoing concerns about his management acumen — particularly regarding the tax department he once led. In an exit interview, he admitted few regrets and looked forward to devoting the next chapter of his life to his true passion: Gujarati poetry.

In other news:

Four more days to collect ballot signatures (WAMU-FM)

Vincent Gray campaign launch will take place at THEARC (AP)

Police delay rollout of new traffic cameras until full 30-day grace period elapses (WaTimesWTOP)

Vincent Orange: “I was not advocating for a campaign donor. I was advocating for the residents of the District.” (Post letter)

Cathy Lanier and Ron Machen reflect on the year in homicides (Homicide WatchHomicide Watch)

The year in scandal (WAMU-FM)

A closer look at the visions for a renovated Franklin School (Capital Business)

Apparent drive-by shooting Friday damages African-American Civil War Memorial (WRC-TV)

Fire union balks at Trinidad safety patrols (WUSA-TV)

Hizzoner joins in Nelson Mandela memorial at Wizards game (WJLA-TV)

Tommy Wells and David Grosso question Jesus Aguirre’s appointment to State Superintendent post (Informer)

New faith-based group aims to match D.C. foster kids with foster and adoptive families (Post)

Who’s being left out of the city’s affordable housing efforts? (Poverty & Policy)

Washington’s original landowners (Ghosts of DC)

Cop shot and wounded a man Friday near Alabama Avenue and Suitland Parkway (AP)

Laura Townsend, 71-year-old Southeast woman, has been missing since Dec. 26 (Post)

Did the Tenleys usurp the name of Tenleytown from the Tennallys? (Ghosts of DC)

Can D.C. be a “craft coffee capital”? (Post)

How to build a bar out of shipping containers (GOG)

Drunk man falls off Metro platform (AP, WTOP)

Don’t let the door hit ya, Mike (Football Insider)