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Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Chairman Charles Burger has submitted his resignation, says Carla Brailey, director of the D.C. Office of Boards and Commissions. Burger’s last day as the board’s chair will be March 15, she says.
Councilmember Jim Graham, who has oversight of the ABC Board, said the board under Burger used to be too slow to act on violence at clubs, but that it had become more “energized” of late.
Burger’s term would have been up in May, along with three fellow ABC Board members, at which point Mayor Adrian Fenty could have elected to reappoint him. Instead, Burger cut his tenure short.
Meanwhile, Fenty has submitted advisory neighborhood commissioner Mital Gandhi‘s name as a possible new ABC Board member to fill the board’s seventh slot, which has been vacant. Gandhi currently serves on the ANC serving North Cleveland Park, Forest Hills, and Tenleytown.