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Ward 6 Update: Brickies Recap, Metro for DC Updates, and Holiday Events

The winter weather seems to have finally arrived in DC and holiday festivities are in full swing! 

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16th Annual Ward 6 Brickie Awards

For its 16th year, the Ward 6 Brickies finally returned back in person for the first time in two years! On December 7, 2022 we gathered together at the Hill Center for an evening of community celebration and great food and drinks donated by some of our wonderful Ward 6 local businesses.

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Council Passes Metro For DC Bill on First Vote to Make Buses Free in DC and Create $100 Monthly Balance for All Residents

Today, the DC Council unanimously passed Councilmember Charles Allen’s Metro For DC bill, paving the way for free buses operating in the District as early as July 2023 and a $100 monthly balance on a registered SmarTrip card for DC residents beginning in 2024.  

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PRESS RELEASE: Metro For DC Bill to Advance to Committee Vote With Major Additions: All DC Bus Service Will be Free and Major Bus Routes Will Now Have Overnight Service

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) are holding a joint press conference to announce Councilmember Allen’s Metro For DC bill will include two major additions when it comes up for a vote next Tuesday, December 6. 

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Ward 6 Update: Brickies, Climate Bills, Office Hours, and more

I love Thanksgiving around Ward 6. I've joined neighbors in Southwest to hand out turkeys, watched as our small and local businesses gear up for the holidays, and enjoyed seeing every neighborhood in the Ward find ways to come together to help each other out and enjoy what makes this a special place to call home.

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Councilmember Allen Introduces Bill to Clean Up Air in Homes with Affordable Transition to Electric Appliances and Heating

District residents face two crises of air quality right now: an emerging awareness that gas-burning appliances are creating significant air quality issues inside homes, and the broader air quality and temperature concerns in the environment heating up from mass consumption of fossil fuels. Today, Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) introduced legislation aimed at taking on both issues.  

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Councilmember Allen Introduces Bill To Install At Least 7,500 Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations By 2027

Recognizing the growing demand for electric vehicles and the need for charging stations, today, Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) introduced legislation charting the path forward to at least 7,500 public charging stations in the District of Columbia in the next four years.  

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Ward 6 Update: Public Safety, General Election Voting, a New Museum, and more

Did anyone have 80 degrees for the first weekend of November on their bingo card? I certainly didn't. It's been a beautiful weekend to get out and about across Ward 6 though! October has already come to an end – I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween.

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Ward 6 Update: Halloween Events, Criminal Code Reform, Eastern Market Improvements, and more

We’re already more than halfway through October! Happy almost Halloween and almost Election Day! I hope you’re planning out your costumes and dropping those ballots off in the mail (see here for the list of drop boxes)...or planning to drop off your ballot in your costume if you’re really into the season. And of course, starting October 26th, I hope you'll join me in participating in the annual Halloween Literary Walk! Check out a map here.

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DC Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety to Vote on Revised Criminal Code Act

A Vote is Scheduled on Recommendations from Independent D.C. Commission to Modernize, Organize, and Clarify DC’s Criminal Code for First Time Since 1901 

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