In its legislative meeting just now, the D.C. City Council voted to put off its decision on the confirmation of developer Stanley Wall to chair the Zoning Commission. A couple weeks ago, Councilman Phil Mendelson raised objections to the nomination of Wall, who would replace esteemed civic figure Anthony Hood, and reiterated them today.
“There is no evidence of any community activism on his part,” Mendelson said of Wall. “There would be a resounding silence on the zoning commission with his appointment.”
Today, Chairman Vince Gray said he shared Mendelson’s concerns about the nomination of a developer with significant contracts with the city, and Councilman Harry Thomas pushed for even more time after the council’s next legislative meeting on June 15th to gather community input. For the record, Councilman Marion Barry has already made up his mind—he’ll vote again.