Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ANC trying to censure Lenwood Johnson

You may recall a couple of weeks ago, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Lenwood Johnson went middle school on his fellow commissioners and constituents. He forwarded internal emails to listserves, called another commissioner a "lowlife" and when questioned about by a local resident, called the resident a "bitchass."

Aside from some hubbub on the local listerves, it seemed the matter died. Or maybe not.

Mike DeBonis with the Post reports that the other ANC commissioners are trying to censure Johnson for his outbursts and the fact that he forwarded emails that otherwise were internal. However, there aren't any rules that specifically pertain to that sort of thing, only conflict of interest, so they're working with the city to draft some. Johnson disagrees that either is really bad, noting that there was some profanity in the city council a bit ago.

Pretty ridiculous that this is actually needed, but I guess people get fired up over this stuff. Let's hope Mr. Johnson focuses more on the neighborhood and less on finding ways to insult others.

3 comments:

The Gup said...

he disagrees that his emails didn't follow simple rules of decorum? or that censure rules do NOT apply to him (the ANC)?

Anonymous said...

Isabel:

But have you heard that he's gone missing? Here's an update: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/capital-land/2011/10/police-locate-missing-alexandria-activists-vehicle-pg.

I had read your post a while back and so recognized the name in the news story. I doubt there's a connection, but who knows what's going on.

Andrew W said...

Who is Isabel? That article is about Lenwood Harris, not Johnson.