|For Immediate Release
February 21, 2013
Contact: Dionne Johnson Calhoun
Councilmember David Grosso Supports Council Reprimand
Washington, D.C. – Councilmember David Grosso (I-At-Large) issued the following statement on the "Council Reprimand of Councilmember Jim Graham Resolution of 2013."
"As an elected official, it is my duty to hold my colleagues accountable when they deviate from the highest standards of ethical conduct and violate the public trust. District residents are tired of the corruption, ongoing investigations, and want change. Residents also demand leadership on the Council with a clear vision for improving the lives of all residents in the District. Investigations lead to distractions and hurt the progress of our city. Only through severe and swift reprimands, censures and stripping committee assignments, can the Council let the people know that we are serious about ethics reform and about moving our city forward."
"I stand today with Chairman Mendelson in proposing the reprimand and the recommendation that Councilmember Graham’s committee responsibilities be reduced. This reprimand is overdue and likely too lenient, but we must move on and let this serve as notice to all members that violating the confidence of the public will not be tolerated on the D.C. Council."
Communications Director & Community Affairs
Councilmember At-Large David Grosso
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004