dcyoung-150x150The City Council in the nation’s capital soon will delve into more details and give crucial approvals to a positive-seeming agreement to provide under-served areas of the District of Columbia with not one but two new hospitals. This deal could be improved quickly, however, if leaders also resolve what has become a prickly revolving door issue for a top city official.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser this month asked the district’s Board of Ethics and Government Accountability to weigh in on D.C. Administrator Rashad M. Young’s abrupt decision to leave his top-level role in city government to join Howard University as its senior official for “future, strategic planning.”

Young, former city manager in Alexandria, created potential issues for Bowser and her administration because he was one of her longest-serving, most trusted, and empowered chiefs. He ran the city day-to-day for Bowser and the dcist news site reported this of him: