DC Council General Counsel Dave Zvenyach summarized the gifts rules in a June 5, 2013 memo (see below).
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
DC Council members' gifts reporting light on details
Members of the DC Council ponied up info about gifts they received from members of the public. While disclosing is good, the disclosed information is not so hot. The value of the majority of gifts is reported as "unknown." Not sure how this is possible. Consider, for example, that CM Cheh reported the value of the Bark Ball ticket was $250; CM Evans, though, reports the amount as "unknown." The same goes for the Rammy Awards event. CM Grosso reports the amount as $100, CM Catania as "unknown."