In case you missed it, Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh says she’s tired of waiting for former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown to cough up some bank and phone records and is going to publish a draft report on Mayor Vince Gray‘s hiring practices (prediction on report’s conclusion: they could have used some work) later this month.
Here is Cheh’s investigation by the numbers:
- Weeks since Cheh’s office began investigating: 20
- Committee hearings: 5
- Documents reviewed: 20,000
- Cost of investigation: No one seems to know, but LL is guessing it hasn’t been cheap.
- Witnesses who testified: 19
- Hours of testimony: More than 25
- Councilmembers who accused former personnel boss Judy Banks of perjury: 2
- Witnesses who brought lawyers: 5 (LL thinks, though it could have been more)
- Hearings Sulaimon Brown showed up to: 2
- Hearings Sulaimon Brown testified at: 1
- Witnesses who had been fired or asked to resign from District government: 7 (LL could be off on this one too. It’s been a long time, people!)
- Witnesses who wore sunglasses: 1
- Councilmembers who routinely stood up for the Gray administration at hearings: 1 (Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry)
- Times Gray and former campaign aide Howard Brooks, key figures in this whole ordeal, have testified: 0