Today the DC Council’s Committee on Education is holding a public hearing on Councilmember Charles Allen’s Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019, which among other changes, proposes extending the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meetings Act to all publicly-funded District charter schools.
New Year, New Budget: Refresher on What Was Funded in the FY20 Budget from the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety
Today marks the first day of Fiscal Year 2020 in the District of Columbia. Here’s a quick refresher and run-down on what was funded under Councilmember Charles Allen, the Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, when the Council voted to approve the FY20 budget earlier this year:
Last week, Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) – along with his colleagues Councilmembers Bonds, Cheh, Grosso, McDuffie, Nadeau, and Robert White – introduced legislation to smooth the way for residents with criminal records to obtain occupational licenses in dozens of trades, including barbering, plumbing, electrical maintenance, and HVAC repair.
On September 19, show up to show your support for DC Statehood during the first hearing on a bill in decades.
Councilmember Allen introduces bills to support DC's small and local businesses with rising rent challenges
“Small businesses are part of what makes our communities special. Think of any neighborhood and you immediately think of a favorite local business. They hire locally and keep District dollars local,” said Councilmember Allen. “Small business owners are raising the alarm that the rent is too high and we’ve seen some businesses already forced to close their doors. These are the businesses and people who made DC what it is today.”
Statement from Councilmember Allen on First Release of Monthly Stop and Frisk Data by Metropolitan Police Department
“On Monday, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) complied with a 2016 Council law by releasing a report on stops made by its officers that details far more information on those stops than has ever been previously collected.
A hearing on a number of bills, including Councilmember Allen's Vision Zero Enhancement Omnibus Amendment Act has been scheduled for Thursday, October 24.
It can't possibly be the end of August already, right? I hope you've been able to enjoy summer and had a chance to take a little break.
Ward 6 Week 2019 was a blast and we have the photos to prove it.
Councilmember Charles Allen and DC Attorney General Karl Racine on the Second Look Amendment Act and setting the record straight. Click here to read it.