If you missed the 7th annual Ward 6 Budget Town Hall, don't worry. We've got you covered!
It's that time of year again - pools are open, humidity is way up, the Nats are slogging through the season. For the first time in well over a year, new COVID-19 cases are regularly in the single digits.
Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety to vote on bill banning flavored tobacco products; to be followed by MPD and Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement budget hearing
The DC Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, chaired by Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), will hold a meeting to mark-up several bills this morning at 9:30 am, including a bill that would ban the sale and purchase of all flavored tobacco products.
Councilmember Allen introduces bill to expand access to justice by allowing DC government attorneys to offer pro bono services
“As long as the vast majority of people facing eviction, debt collection, violence in their relationships, employment issues, and other life-changing legal problems are alone in the courtroom, we don’t have a fair and just legal system,” said Councilmember Allen.
I'm excited to announce the date for my annual Ward 6 Budget Town Hall - Tuesday, June 15, from 8 to 9:30 pm. In an effort to be as accessible as possible while still being safe, the event will once again be virtual only.
Things are moving fast. As more and more people get vaccinated, it seems like our return to more normal daily activities is moving at warp speed.
Councilmember Allen to Hold Oversight Roundtable on Local Control of Parole in the District of Columbia
Tomorrow, DC Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), Chair of the Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, will hold a public oversight roundtable on “Local Control of Parole in the District of Columbia” to explore restoring local control of the federal agency that handles DC parole functions.
The Council’s Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery has announced two public hearings in May focused on safety net protections and the future of public education as the District moves through the public health emergency (PHE).
A lot has happened since my last update - especially with the availability of vaccines for DC residents but on a lot of other fronts as well. My team and I have put together another update, but with so much going on, this one is a bit longer than normal.
Councilmember Allen Introduces Legislation Designed to Create Access to Affordable, Reliable High-Speed Internet Anywhere in DC
DC Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) has introduced a bill that would greatly expand access to fast, affordable, and reliable internet for all DC residents, no matter where in the District they live.