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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser pledges new era of government accountability – The Washington Post

dcogcadmin | April 1, 2015

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser used her first citywide address to pledge a new era of transparency in local government, vowing to outfit all D.C. police officers with body cameras, consult honestly with residents on development projects and finish the beleaguered streetcar line while remaining open with the public about the system’s shortcomings.

“Accountability is embedded in everything this administration does,” Bowser said in her State of the District speech Tuesday night. “Corruption at any level in our city is unacceptable.”

The focus on clean government stood in sharp contrast with last year’s address, when then-Mayor Vincent C. Gray was forced to confront new allegations of inpropriety, taking the stage to proclaim: “I didn’t break the law.”

With Gray out of office, Bowser said the District government has a new ability [Read More]