A huge thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Ward 6 Week with me and my team last week! We had a blast at trivia, our Ward 6 Days at ARTECHOUSE and the National Building Museum, getting a tour of Engine 18 on Barracks Row, chatting with you at office hours, watching our Nats win against the Giants, and more! I particularly enjoyed our first ever Lemonade Stand Contest. It was great to bike around the neighborhood on a cool Saturday morning to hear about the charities our young lemonade vendors were supporting. I’m so grateful for another fun-filled Ward 6 Week!
Councilmember Allen Introduces Consumer Protection Bill Requiring Legal Transparency about Dangerous Business Products and Practices
Summer and vacations are in full swing, but down at the Council, we're advancing legislation on several key issues this week. I know many folks are hopefully taking some time off, but before you tune out for a bit, here's a quick update on what I've been working on and some insight into the different bills coming out of the Council. Also a big thank you to everyone who joined me for coffee at Hype Café last Friday - I enjoyed the chance to connect. I'll be at The Roost next Friday morning, one of many Ward 6 Week events coming up (more on that below).
Councilmember Allen Introduces Bill Creating New and Stronger Enforcement Tools to Reduce Dangerous Driving in the District
Today, Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) is introducing legislation to reduce dangerous driving and expand accountability for drivers who make our roads unsafe. The bill improves street safety in three main areas: (1) enhanced booting, towing, and impounding of offenders’ vehicles based on repeat or serious traffic violations in a six-month window, (2) new authority for the Office of the Attorney General to bring civil suits against drivers or the vehicles themselves, and (3) stronger and more streamlined license revocation procedures for repeat DUI offenders.
I hope you and your family and friends are ready for summer fun, because the heat has certainly arrived!
On Tuesday, June 27, Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the DC Council’s Committee on Transportation and the Environment, will convene a public roundtable on Creating a Sustainable Green Workforce in the District.
Councilmember Allen Introduces Bill to Support Sexual Assault Survivors by Preserving Forensic Evidence of Unreported Sexual Assaults
Today, Councilmember Charles Allen is introducing legislation to support sexual assault survivors by requiring the District to preserve all evidence collected after a sexual assault, even if the survivor chooses not to report the assault to the police.
Councilmember Charles Allen submitted the following letter to General Manager Randy Clarke and the WMATA Better Bus Project on its proposed route changes that effect Ward 6 residents:
During Today’s Council Vote on Budget Support Act, Several Climate and Traffic Safety Subtitles Under Consideration
Today the DC Council will hold its final vote on the Budget Support Act (BSA), the legislation that accompanies the budget. Included in the BSA are several key subtitles shaping the District’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions, mitigate climate change, and take on traffic safety and dangerous driving.