• Alison Daly

    The claim that Councilmember Brown’s bill may bring gains in affordable housing seems misleading and irresponsible. He is discredited in the public’s eye and so lost his seat to a newcomer. How can ONE DC write an article in Jan. about Clmbr. Brown when he is out of office in Nov.? His housing bill had no co-sponsors and is dead. His leadership on Council: ehh. The Mayor’s State of the District address endorsed an “affordable” housing push favoring moderate income over the very poor. Deepest subsidies in housing for the neediest seem a dead issue on Council and with Mayor.

  • Alison Daly

    A more careful reading of the posting by me shows the original article was written in “the Fall.” That could explain why the now ex-Councilmember was implied (inaccurately) as currently in office in the above blurb by authors. But it doesn’t avoid the fact that Mr. Brown’s tenure in office was riddled with mismanagement, scandal, PR gaffes and ineffectiveness. He was a showboat with few or no deliverables, Some residents thought a Brown endorsement of a bill was a kiss of death in 2012 – his credibility was so low. The Brown bill for affordable housing was dead in the water a full year ago, Why ONE DC continued for so long to suggest otherwise is a mystery.