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Ward 6 Update 3-3-2024

This was the last week of agency performance oversight hearing season at the Council, usually a busy week as we start to transition into considering next year's proposed budget, coming from the Mayor to the Council on March 20.

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Ward 6 Update: 2-17-2024

There's been so much happening in the Ward since my last newsletter! For folks looking for ways to celebrate Black History Month, don't miss the list included in the Quick Links below.

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Councilmember Allen Letter on ProjectPipes to PSC

Copy of the letter sent to the Public Service Commission on February 7, 2024 regarding Washington Gas' request to approve $672 million in new spending, to be paid by ratepayers: 

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Final Vote: DC Council Approves Traffic Safety Bill Adding Teeth to Automated Cameras, Getting Dangerous Drivers Off the Street

Bill can be funded through Automated Traffic Camera revenue, which Council previously mandated must be dedicated to funding Vision Zero and safe streets initiatives in FY24 budget

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Ward 6 Update 2-4-2024

As we head further into the new year, there's a lot to cover. I know public safety is front of mind for all of us, so I've included a long update below.

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Ward 6 Update: Restaurant Week on H Street, STEER Act, Cannabis Enforcement, and more

Happy New Year to you -- this is my first newsletter for 2024, and there's plenty to cover below.

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Councilmember Charles Allen Proud to Help Launch Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s Winter Restaurant Week on H Street NE

Today, Thursday, January 11, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen will join Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington President & CEO Shawn Townsend to officially kick off the region’s Winter Restaurant Week 2024 on the H Street NE corridor in Ward 6.   

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On First Vote, DC Council Approves Omnibus Traffic Safety Legislation Creating Strong Accountability On Repeat Dangerous Drivers

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Councilmember Charles Allen Moves Emergency Legislation to Address Significant Gaps in the Enforcement Against Cannabis “Gifting” Shops

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen is moving emergency legislation at today’s Legislative Meeting to address a significant enforcement gap in the new on-ramp process for unlicensed cannabis “gifting” shops to become licensed medical marijuana retailers. 

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Reflections on the Year and Looking Ahead to 2024

I hope you and yours are having a very happy holiday season and a peaceful and restful end to the year. Instead of my usual newsletter, I'm writing with a few reflections on the past year and to share some of my priorities for the Ward and District in the year to come.

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