Former DC Mayor Tony Williams testified Thursday in support of Natwar Gandhi to remain as the city's independent Chief Financial Officer.
Gandhi, CFO since 2000, succeeded Williams in the job. Mayor Vincent Gray has nominated Gandhi for a new, five-year term.
Council Finance and Revenue Chairman Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) predicted Gandhi would win easy confirmation. Evans said Gandhi has a strong reputation on Wall Street and guides the city's billions of investment dollars.
Gandhi has extraordinary control over the city's $10 billion budget and whether government policies result in a balanced budget.