March 30, 2011
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray State of the District Address
WASHINGTON - D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is preparing to deliver his first State of the District address. Gray will make his speech Monday evening in the auditorium at Eastern Senior High School. It's been a rough first three months in office for Gray. He's been accused of promising a job to former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown in exchange for Brown's continued attacks on former mayor Adrian Fenty. Gray has also come under fire for hiring relatives of his aides and for the salaries paid to his top staff. A recent poll showed him with a 31 percent approval rating. The speech gives Gray a chance to lay out his vision for the district and preview his budget proposal, which will be delivered to the D.C. Council on April 1.