The D.C. City Council ain’t too happy with Mayor Adrian Fenty at the moment. According to The Examiner, Chairman Vincent Gray got a little testy with Fenty’s lack of seeking counsel from the council. The mayor recently picked Allen Lew, the former chief executive of the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission, to head a new city office to modernize school facilities - sans discussions with councilmembers.
Gray voiced his displeasure over this lack of consultation during Lew’s confirmation hearing. (For another story about the D.C. Council not being consulted - this time involving legal fees for the baseball stadium - see this Legal Times story.) Despite this grumbling over secrecy, however, Lew will most likely be confirmed to the new appointment in early July.