The Fix: R.I.P Councilmanic Prerogative

After Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson was indicted this week, a lot of the follow-up analysis has rightly focused on the much-criticized practice of councilmanic prerogative—an unwritten tradition where members defer to District representatives on local matters. Sean Collins Walsh points out that Johnson, who was indicted for an alleged abuse of his zoning powers, was chosen … Continue reading The Fix: R.I.P Councilmanic Prerogative