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Efforts lag to recall top city officials

Frederick Butler submitted a notice of intent Jan. 11 to call for a special election offering voters a chance to boot alumnus and Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown. But his notable absence from Wednesday’s hearing prompted the board to postpone recall talks, and Butler said he will pick up petitions to distribute Feb. 13, DCist reported.

District officials react to recall efforts

Mayor Vincent Gray said in a response obtained by DCist that he considers it “ill-advised” to hold a recall “given the cost entailed in holding a city wide special election and the progress the Gray administration is making in a number of areas critical to the future of our city.”

Water main break near 21st and K Streets shuts down roads

A water main break in Foggy Bottom has caused authorities to shut down parts of Pennsylvania Avenue near 20th Street, as well as parts of I Street near 20th and 21st streets, according to the DCist. Authorities expect the areas of 21st Street between K and Pennsylvania Ave. to “remain a mess throughout the morning,” […]