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The campaign of Almost Mayor Vince Gray, which rescheduled the locations of its remaining town hall meetings after complaints were made about having political events on school grounds, has just released the new locations of said town halls. (The Ward 1 event is still at a charter school, so go figure.)
Having been to the two town halls Gray has already held, LL now considers them little more than a vanity project for Gray to show off how much minutiae he knows about city government.
Here’s how they go down: The home ward councilmember will give a speech about how great Gray is. Gray will rehash his stump speech at an unnecessarily loud volume. People will pretend to ask questions, but they’re really there to give their opinions on a variety of things. Gray will talk about anything that’s vaguely connected to whatever “question” was posed, dropping so many statistics and figures you’ll think he memorizes city data for fun. There will be clapping. A Hardy Middle School student will bust Gray’s chops on whether he’ll reinstate the school’s former popular principal. The end.
Don’t believe LL? Here’s a 1 hour 17 minute video of the Ward 5 town hall.
But if you still want to go, here’s the schedule:
October 12: Ward 7 6:30-8:30PM Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church 3000 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
October 14: Ward 2 6:30-8:30PM Foundry United Methodist Church 1500 16th Street, NW
October 19: Ward 1 6:30-8:30PM Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School 1100 Harvard St. NW
October 21: Ward 8 7:00PM-9:00PM Matthews Memorial Baptist Church 2616 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. SE
October 26: Ward 4 6:30-8:30PM Peoples Congregational Church 4704 13th St. NW
October 27: Ward 6 6:30-8:30PM Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H Street, NE