Introducing Metro For DC: Give Every DC Resident $100 on SmarTrip and Set Aside Millions Annually to Improve Bus Service in first Wards 5, 7, and 8
Bill could be paid for by future revenue growth within one to three years with no new taxes.
Press Release: Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety to Vote on Bills Banning Ivory Sales, Granting Leave to Vote, and Appointing First Clemency Board Members
Today at noon, the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, chaired by Councilmember Charles Allen, will mark-up legislation banning the sale of products made from ivory within the District of Columbia, among other bills.
We are a little more than halfway through Performance Oversight here at the Council. Performance Oversight is a specific time frame at the Council when we bring agency directors before Council committees to review what the agency did in the past year, ask what's working and what isn't, and dig into specific issues based on what we've heard from constituents or advocates or have seen reported in the media.
Below is the full text of Councilmember Charles Allen's letter to Mayor Muriel Bowser, sent on February 3, 2020, sharing budget priorities for both Ward 6 and the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety:
Media Alert: Local Girl Scouts to Continue Advocacy before Council to Name a Local Bat the State Mammal for the District of Columbia
Today beginning at 11:30 am, the Council’s Committee of the Whole will hold a public hearing to consider Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen’s bill that would name a local bat species the official mammal of the District of Columbia.
Happy new year to you, Ward 6! I'm looking forward to 2020 and more opportunities to continue working to make sure Ward 6 is a great place everyone can call home. As we begin a new year, that means the Council begins its annual process of oversight of District agencies before beginning the formal process of crafting next year's citywide budget.
On First Vote, Council Unanimously Approves Councilmember Allen Bill Expanding Tenant Protections and Adding Fee for Downsizing Housing
In the first of two votes, yesterday the DC Council unanimously approved Councilmember Charles Allen’s (Ward 6) Housing Conversion and Eviction Clarification Amendment Act of 2019, a bill that would disincentivize developers from downsizing multi-unit buildings to protect the total number of units and add a protection for tenants evicted by homeowners under the guise of using the rented space for themselves, but then turning around and renting the same space again within one year.
Bill would require two postpartum visits covered under insurance, would create Center for Maternal Wellness, and requires implicit bias training for medical professionals
Once we hold the Brickies, every December just seems to fly by. In part, that's because Ward 6 shifts into a stunning holiday mode that fills up the calendar and brings a little sense of wonder to our neighborhoods. From decorated houses to holiday markets to concerts to annual parties, it certainly is a great time of year. I'd like to run through a few things happening around Ward 6 and provide a quick update on what I've been working on at the Council.
Hundreds of Ward 6 neighbors attended the 13th annual Brickie Awards on December 5 at DC Water’s new headquarters. Here's who won a Brickie and photos from the event.