Mendelson, the one no vote, reiterated his opposition to the nominations, saying he had obtained unfavorable suggestions from arts leaders. He additionally questioned Barry’s integrity, saying she had permitted a grant for her personal group. When the humanities fee voted on grants in August, members couldn’t see the organizations’ names, a spokesman mentioned. Barry didn’t reply to a message in search of remark.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/leisure/dc-arts-commission-nominees/2021/11/02/bef42456-3bdf-11ec-a493-51b0252dea0c_story.html | D.C. Council approves arts fee nominees over chairman’s objections