Mayor Vince Gray has ordered all contracts over $1 million per year be sent to the D.C. Council.

All contracts of $1 million or more are required to be sent to the council, but Mayor Adrian Fenty's administration did not send renewed contracts to the council if the pricing had remained the same. Gray's order requires all contracts of $1 million or more to be sent to the council with or without a change in pricing.

"Mayor Gray is committed to transparency in the District’s procurement operations," a Gray spokeswoman said in a statement. "This directive adds public oversight to the contracting process and helps ensure that the District’s resources are spent in alignment with our priorities."

On the campaign trail, Gray repeatedly ridiculed Fenty for handing out contracts to Fenty's fraternity brothers. Last year, the council asked an independent investigator to look into a parks and recreation contract Fenty gave to a company run by a close fraternity friend. That investigation is still ongoing.