Last Friday was DC Flag Day, a chance to celebrate what it means to be a proud resident of the District of Columbia and highlight that 702,000 Americans don't have a voice in the legislative branch of our federal government. I took the opportunity to head to Capitol Hill and take a photo in the Rayburn House Office Building, where a historic hearing to consider H.R.51 will be held on July 24. While I think DC statehood is long overdue and the status quo is indefensible, not all of our country's leaders agree. Keep an eye out for ways to show your support as we get closer to the hearing.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Ward 6 is home to the most public housing in the District, including Greenleaf Gardens
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.
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.
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.
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.