The Council is back in full session with plenty happening that will impact your neighborhood, with updates below on a wide range of topics.
Last September, the DC Council unanimously passed into law Councilmember Allen's Vision Zero Enhancement Omnibus Amendment Act. Here's what you need to know about the law, which will go into effect as it is funded.
Charles Allen Re-Introduces Metro For DC Bill to Give Every DC Resident $100 Monthly Balance on SmarTrip Card and Transform Bus Service
Today, DC Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) is re-introducing his bill that would put a recurring $100 balance to DC resident’s SmarTrip card every month and make a $10 million annual investment in improving bus service and infrastructure in the District.
Ahead of the Sept 28 hearing on school repairs at the Council, I requested every open work order the DC Department of General Services has for Ward 6 DCPS schools that is more than 30 days old.
I'm sharing the full list (472!) of items so Ward 6 neighbors can see what's happening at their school and others as I prepare to question DGS leadership later.
I wanted to reach out and share a little bit more about public safety preparations for Saturday's planned rally around the January 6th insurrectionists.
A few more days of summer remain, but you're forgiven if this part of September has us looking forward to the fall and cooler temperatures. If you're like me, in-between trying to figure out who is playing for the Nats these days, there's a lot going on right now.
Here is the text of a letter sent by Councilmember Charles Allen regarding ongoing mail delivery issues in Ward 6:
Statement from Councilmember Charles Allen on Fatal Shooting by a Metropolitan Police Department Officer on August 25, 2021
The following is a statement from DC Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, regarding yesterday’s fatal shooting by the Metropolitan Police Department:
For nearly every student in DCPS or a DC Public Charter School, back to school is underway or begins next Monday. And while last spring and early summer showed a lot of reasons to be hopeful in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, we're in a very different place today.
Here's the text of a letter sent from Councilmember Charles Allen to DC Department of Transportation Director Lott: