Written by The Staff
Friday, 20 October 2006 01:32
Outgoing D.C. Mayor Antony Williams has sent the City Council four last-minute appointments to the powerful and prestigious D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission (DCSEC), which is raising some concerns because many government officials, including several Council members, believe appointments like these -- ones that carry multi-year terms -- should be left to the next mayor.
The DCSEC is overseeing the construction of the new Nationals ballpark being built on the banks of the Anacostia River.
Vince Morris, the Mayor's spokesperson, is considered to be one of the candidates.
The three other nominees are Mark Tuohey, Lloyd Jordan and Neil Albert.
Tuohey is currently the chairman of the commission, and one of the people responsible for negotiating the deal with Major League Baseball that brought the Nationals to D.C.
Jordan also is currently serving on the commission. An attorney at the powerful law firm Holland and Knight, he is the former head of the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
Williams also nominated his former Director of Parks and Recreation Neil Albert.
Jordan's and Albert's terms would run through the end of 2009, while Tuohey's and Morris' wouldn't expire until 2010.
The nominations all have to be approved by the DC Council.
(WTOP News )