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That Didn’t Take Long: Councilmember Thomas Comes Out Against Jellef Deal

Last week, after it was revealed that the city would pay $15 million to purchase the Jellef Branch of the Bots and Girls Club GM predicted that the expenditure was certain to come under scrutiny, if not open protest. Well, the push-back has already begun.

Carol Buckley of the Georgetown Current reports this week that Ward Five Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. considers the city’s proposed purchase of the property to be “financially irresponsible”. Thomas stated that the purchase would delay already-approved parks projects in Wards Five and Six.

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