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As expected, Council Chairman Vince Gray allowed only one of the two developers nominated to the Zoning Commission by Mayor Adrian Fenty to move forward in the Council’s last legislative meeting before their summer recess. Calling Fenty’s nominations an “unprecedented attempt to stack the Zoning Commission” with people in the real estate industry, he recommended that Greg Selfridge be confirmed, while taking no action on the nomination of Stanley Wall. The reason: While neither developer possessed particular “expertise, interest, or knowledge” in the District’s zoning regulations, Gray found Selfridge to be more conversant in the Comprehensive Plan. Plus, his term would last only until February of next year, while Wall would have replaced Chairman Anthony Hood for a full four years. The Council unanimously agreed.