7th February 2006
As you may have heard, there’s a vote going on in the DC council on the lease agreement today. Well, Linda Cropp and the council decided to add there own cap yesterday, and that’s created the need for emergency legislation.
Here’s where things get crazy…
As of 11:26am EST, the council now plans to combine the lease and the emergency legislation dealing with the cap into one emergency measure. It will require nine votes to pass. They’re doing this because there was a big argument on whether the lease should be voted on before the cap.
Also, they’re pushing all ballpark-related things to the very end of the session today.
Get a dinner in and take catnaps… this is going to be a long, long day.
Just coming across the AP wires, Marion Barry says if there was a vote on the proposed lease right now, there would not be enough votes to pass the measure. Councilman Adrian Fenty says he doesn’t know if there are the nine votes needed to approve emergency legislation to establish the cap. Councilman Phil Mendelson says that could amendments might have to be introduced during the emergency session to get enough support.
I will be adding comments and commentary on this posting throughout the day as this soap opera continues.