D.C. lawmakers look at how to fix the city’s troubled contracting process

District lawmakers this week considered two proposals to overhaul the city’s procurement process, which they said has long been marred by corruption and poor transparency.

But the bills — one proposed by D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and the other by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser — reveal widely divergent views of the council’s role in awarding millions of dollars in city funds to private businesses. Continue…