Members of Near Mayor Muriel Bowser‘s transition team are meeting at Gallaudet University this afternoon to work on the details of their committees. In the meantime, you can do some transition work of your own and read a copy of Bowser’s transition plan, passed to LL by a tipster.
While Bowser has already named her transition co-chairs, the transition plan adds some interesting names to Bowser’s eight transition committees. Busboys and Poets owner and former mayoral hopeful Andy Shallal is co-chairing her economic development committee, while outgoing Ward 6 councilmember Tommy Wells co-chairs the transportation committee (adding more fuel to speculation that Bowser will pick him as her Department of Transportation boss).
Bowser’s family gets in on the transition too, with Bowser brother Marvin Bowser, a member of the District’s arts commission, co-chairing her arts committee. You can see the full list of co-chairs in the transition plan, embedded below.
Bowser’s plan also includes an the ethics pledge, four years after Vince Gray‘s own hopes for a smooth transition into the mayoralty were nuked by staffers’ nepotism and Sulaimon Brown. Bowser transition members have to promise, among other things, not to illicitly get government funds or offer or take bribes.
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