Allen reintroduces bills expanding open caption movies, expanding employer-paid parking benefits to all transit
Today, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen will re-introduce three bills from last Council period.
We're in the middle of annual performance oversight hearings at the Council - thank you to the many Ward 6 residents who submitted concerns about (as well as some kudos for) District agencies to my staff. We haven't been able to respond to each submission, but know that they have been received, shared among my team, and included in questions I'll try to ask in hearings.
The following is a statement from Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, after learning inmates at the Department of Corrections’ Correctional Treatment Facility have had limited access to the outdoors for the past several months:
Full transcript of Councilmember Charles Allen's opening remarks at the third and final public hearing to consider the nominee to be the next Chancellor of DC Public Schools, delivered on Tuesday, February 12, 2019:
Statement from Councilmember Charles Allen on Office of the US Attorney’s decision to shift prosecuting District residents for local offenses in federal court:
"I am very concerned about the Office of the US Attorney’s decision to shift prosecuting local crimes under federal law in the US District Court, rather than under District law in the DC Superior Court.
The longest government shutdown in US history drags on and sadly there's not much else to say - it has to end now. The livelihoods of so many families are not bargaining chips in the political process. I'm grateful so many community organizations have stepped up to provide a hot meal, donate food and clothing, and other essentials.
Below is a transcript from Councilmember Charles Allen's remarks from the dais ahead motioning for the Council to override a veto of the Fare Evasion Decriminalization Act of 2018:
Last night, Councilmember Charles Allen issued the following statement on Twitter regarding the Mayor’s decision to veto B22-0408, the “Fare Evasion Decriminalizaton Act of 2018”:
Councilmember Charles Allen will re-introduce bills protecting tenants, expanding sexual assault survivors’ rights, and banning non-disclosure agreements for sexual misconduct from Council Period 22 at the first legislative meeting of Council Period 23.
Allen to introduce bill shifting control of DCPS at-risk student funds to principals from Central Office
At the first legislative meeting in Council Period 23, Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) will introduce the At-Risk School Funding Transparency Amendment Act of 2019, which would shift the spending decisions for at-risk funding from DC Public Schools’ Central Office to principals and school communities.