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Earlier this month, Ward 2 school board representative Westy Byrd sent a letter to D.C.’s Board of Elections and Ethics assailing now-toppled board president Wilma Harvey for employing school board staff for personal endeavors. Last week, however, another letter involving Byrd kicked up media controversy. This time, though, Byrd was the letter’s subject. Georgetown advisory neighborhood commission (ANC) member Jonda McFarlane wrote a letter to the editor in the July 14 Northwest Current attacking Byrd’s use of ANC staff. “During Byrd’s tenure on the ANC, the Commission found it necessary to rewrite its official ‘Procedures’ to curb Byrd’s tendency to use the ANC’s Administrative Assistant for work related to her special projects rather than to official ANC business,” McFarlane wrote. Later, McFarlane soft-pedaled her accusations. “[The administrative assistant] certainly was not making hairdresser appointments,” McFarlane noted. “We’re concerned, though, that some of the work was not about the ANC.” Byrd says McFarlane’s shot across the bow was a misfire. “The projects were all neighborhood-related,” claims Byrd. “They were all important to the majority of neighbors I represented.”