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It’s party time for the staff at the Wilson Building today as the councilmembers are on “retreat” at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for a day’s worth of trust falls and other team-building exercises.

Actually, Council Chairman Kwame Brown‘s office sent an email to councilmembers asking them to submit “the top three goals for their respective committees for 2011.”

If they were being honest, approximately 10 members of the council would have listed “get a more powerful committee” as their top goal.