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Allen Celebrates Council Vote to Move Millions in Excess Revenue from Events DC for Urgent Repairs for Public Housing

Press release from Councilmember Charles Allen following the Council's final vote on the budget, which included shifting millions of excess tax revenue from Events DC to fund public housing repairs. Release:

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Councilmember Allen and Chairman Mendelson Op-Ed on Events DC Funding Funds for Public Housing

Chairman Mendelson and Councilmember Allen co-authored an op-ed in the Washington Post pushing to move excess revenue from Events DC to pay for emergency repairs in 400 public housing homes.

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Allen introduces bill moving complaints and investigations of Special Police Officers to Office of Police Complaints

Today, DC Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) introduced a bill that proposes moving responsibility for investigating complaints against Special Police Officers to the Office of Police Complaints (OPC), the independent agency which handles investigations and tracks complaints filed against officers of the Metropolitan Police Department.

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Neighborhood Update 6-1-19

I hope you and your family had a great Memorial Day weekend and were able to take a moment to remember the many DC residents and Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.

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DC Council Votes to Commit $30 Million to Urgent Repairs for Public Housing

Ward 6 is home to the most public housing in the District, including Greenleaf Gardens

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Ward 6 Neighborhood Update 5-7-19

It's been quite a spring so far. From the frenzy of budget hearings and votes to some heartbreaking losses on our streets, I've had the opportunity to talk with a lot of Ward 6 residents about a big range of issues.

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Councilmember Allen introduces Vision Zero Omnibus bill

Today, Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) introduced a bill overhauling the District’s approach to reducing the number of deaths of pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers.

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Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety FY20 Budget Recommendations

Ahead of tomorrow’s 12 pm budget mark-up vote on funding recommendations for the 22 agencies within the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, here’s what Committee Chair Councilmember Charles Allen is recommending. The full 228-page budget report can be viewed here.

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Statement on DC Housing Authority Releasing RFP for Greenleaf Gardens in SW

The DC Housing Authority released a request for proposals (RFP) to redevelop Greenleaf Gardens and Seniors Housing, which provides 493 deeply-affordable homes for Ward 6 residents in the heart of Southwest.

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Emergency Legislation Aims to Force Faster Redesign of Florida Avenue, NE

Lack of transit equity in road design leads to high speeds, pedestrian and bicycle fatalities over past 8 years with no action

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