The Washington Post reports that the DC Council has decided to delay action on the confirmation resolution for Victor Reinoso. (Note: The DC Council will act on the confirmation resolutions for Michelle Rhee and Allen Lew on July 10. For more information, click here.)
DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray told the Post that the DC Council did not have to vote on Reinoso for Reinoso to maintain his position as Deputy Mayor for Education.
Gray noted that Reinoso could continue as acting deputy mayor without a vote tomorrow, and technically, the council does not have to vote at all. Reinoso could be automatically appointed as deputy mayor with passive approval if the council does not vote by Nov. 22.
Passive approval by the DC Council is not a desirable action because it could function as a vote of no confidence, the Post article stated.