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Ward 6 Neighborhood Update - September 15

Is summer officially over? Maybe so. But either way, the Council comes back into session this week. I’ve talked with many of you over the summer months about public safety and the response to the spikes in crime we’ve seen in several neighborhoods across Ward 6 and the city. One of the first things the Council will do is hold a hearing on public safety this Wednesday evening beginning at 5:00 pm. We’ll hear from dozens of residents about solutions and strategies to curb the violence. We’ll also hear from the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and others from the Mayor’s administration who will outline her plans to make improving public safety a top priority. You can watch live on Channel 13 or online.

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Ward 6 Week a Big Success!

We had a lot of fun with our first ever Ward 6 Week! 

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Ward 6 Neighborhood Update - August 14, 2015

I hope you're enjoying the last few weeks of summer, and for teachers and parents, looking forward to the start of a great school year. While the Council is officially in recess, it has been a busy month around the Ward.  Here are some of the things we've been working on.

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Ward 6 Neighborhood Update - July 22, 2015

I hope you're weathering the recent heat and that your summer is going well. Last week, the Council wrapped up its final legislative meeting for the summer and I wanted to share several key decisions that impact our communities.

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Councilmember Charles Allen Lauds Passage of Southwest Small Area Plan

At today’s meeting of the DC Council, Councilmember Charles Allen successfully moved a resolution approving the Southwest Small Area Plan that will guide and inform the development of the Southwest neighborhood for years to come.

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Councilmember Charles Allen Introduces Wide Variety of Bills at Council’s Final Legislative Meeting Before Summer Recess

At today’s meeting of the DC Council, Councilmember Charles Allen introduced a number of new legislative efforts.  These include:

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Safe At Home & Tree Canopy Protection Bills

The text of Councilmember Allen's Safe At Home bill and Tree Canopy Protection bill can be found here, along with bill summaries:

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Councilmember Allen to Introduce Bill to Protect Trees From Removal, Increase Tree Plantings

At tomorrow's DC Council legislative meeting, the final legislative session before adjourning for summer recess, Councilmember Charles Allen plans to introduce the Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act of 2015.

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Councilmember Allen To Introduce Safe At Home Act To Help Seniors Make Safety And Accessibility Modifications

With the 2015 White House Conference on Aging underway today, Councilmember Charles Allen plans to introduce legislation tomorrow at the DC Council to help District seniors make safety and accessibility modifications to their homes with grants of up to $10,000.

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July 1 Newsletter

Yesterday, the Council gave final approval to the city’s budget for next year. Overall, I think this is a very good budget for the District. It includes an investment in many of the things that you and I both care deeply about – with record investment in affordable housing, homeless services, and more. In addition, there are significant investments in WMATA, public transit, public safety, local schools, neighborhood parks, and small business supports. But what gained a lot of attention during the final vote yesterday was how the Council decided to move forward with a tax relief package for residents and businesses. I heard strongly on all sides, and in the end, I offered a compromise amendment which the Council accepted. I wanted to share more about how I came to my decision on this important issue, and posted much more detail on my Facebook page if you’d like to read more.

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