Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Ward 6 Brickie Awards, an annual tradition now in its 15th year in the ward. The selection of five winners comes from more than 100 total nominations and nearly 50 unique nominations from residents.
I hope you and your family and friends had a warm, wonderful, and safe Thanksgiving. I'm writing with just a few quick updates on two items -- consider this a half-newsletter.
The following statement can be attributed to Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), chair of the DC Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety:
We are deep in our legislative session at the Council as we sprint to the end of the year. Near the top of the list of urgent issues is the Census-mandated redistricting of our Ward boundaries, which has to be finished by the end of the calendar year.
Councilmember Allen Introduces Elections Modernization Bill Includes Vote by Mail, DCPS Election Day Holiday, and “Vote Centers”
One year out from the District’s next general election, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen has introduced legislation to modernize the District’s elections, building off of innovative approaches taken during the pandemic to ensure voting in the 2020 election cycle was accessible and safe including vote by mail and expanded ballot drop boxes, central “Vote Centers”, a public-facing data portal and dashboard, and making election day a DCPS holiday.
Today Begins the First Public Hearing on Criminal Code Reform. Here’s What to Know About the Process.
Ongoing all day today, Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, will hold the first of several hearings to consider B24-0416, the “Revised Criminal Code Act of 2021,” a bill that makes recommendations to modernize nearly every aspect of DC’s criminal laws from the last 120 years.
Today, DC’s Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development announced the selection of two development teams grouped in two bundles for the redevelopment and transformation of Reservation 13, formally known as Hill East District Phase II Redevelopment.
Hope you've been able to enjoy fall in Ward 6. It's Friday, and before you check out for the weekend and tune in for some fun Halloween activities, I wanted to get the latest information to you on many fronts. We've got news on vaccines for children, Halloween activities this weekend, and more.
Council Committee Advances Charles Allen’s Bill Renewing Lease for Ward 6’s Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Today, the DC Council’s Committee on Business & Economic Development advanced unanimously legislation from Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) authorizing the Mayor to renew and extend Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s lease at their current location for the next 20 years.
The Council is back in full session with plenty happening that will impact your neighborhood, with updates below on a wide range of topics.