I hope you had a safe and happy Thanksgiving last week! Leading up to the holiday, I was fortunate to join neighbors in Southwest at James Creek with my kids to help serve an early Thanksgiving meal, followed by the annual Safeway Feast of Sharing with some Council colleagues, where nearly 5,000 meals were served to DC residents. After celebrating the holiday with family, I headed out to support our great Ward 6 local small businesses for Small Business Saturday.
Thanksgiving is less than a week away(!). And as the holiday season gets underway, I want to be sure you've got two dates saved on your calendar: November 25 for Small Business Saturday and tonight (Saturday November 18th) for the annual tree lighting at Eastern Market Metro Park
Councilmember Allen Introduces Bill to Protect Historic Homes from Unauthorized Demolition by Unscrupulous Developers and Contractors
Today, DC Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) introduced legislation to protect historic homes from unauthorized destruction and demolition, enabled in part because the existing fines are so low it does not serve as a successful deterrence, nor does it allow for significant differences between small and severe violations.
Councilmember Allen Introduces Two Bills to Put People First and Create Pedestrian-Only Streets, Support Civic Life and Boost Economic Activity
Today, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen is introducing two bills to create more regular pedestrianized corridors in the District. The goal is to designate more desirable areas for people to gather and local businesses to thrive.
Council Passes Councilmember Allen’s Emergency Bill Lowering Bus Lane Fines to $100, Speeding Up Enforcement Start
Councilmembers Allen and White Introduce Legislation to Ensure Safe School Environments for Students with Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Today, At-Large Councilmember Robert White and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen are introducing legislation to ensure that DC students with epilepsy and other seizure disorders are guaranteed safe and supportive learning environments and have access to necessary care and medication in school settings.
Advisory: Tomorrow, Councilmember Allen continues public hearings on bills to curb dangerous driving with government witnesses
On Wednesday, November 1, at 10:30 am, DC Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), chair of the Council’s Committee on Transportation and the Environment, will co-chair a second hearing with Councilmember Brianne Nadeau (Ward 1), chair of the Committee on Public Works and Operations, examining four bills to curb dangerous driving in the District and reverse years of increasing traffic fatalities. This comes as the District marks 42 roadway deaths already this year, a 16-year-high. More than 5,300 people have been injured in crashes, including more than 300 people with serious injuries.
It’s finally feeling chilly in the District, both basketball and hockey seasons are here as our Caps and Wizards return to Capital One Arena, Hill-O-Ween costume planning is underway, DPW leaf collection is starting up (more on that below) - fall in Ward 6 is truly in full swing!