Happy New Year Ward 6! I hope you’ve all had a great start to the year. After taking a few days around the holidays with my family, I kicked off 2023 being sworn in on January 2nd for my third term as your Ward 6 Councilmember.
Well folks, we made it to the end of 2022. The final Council legislative meeting of the year took place last Tuesday, and thus concluded Council Period 24.
Fare-Free Bus + Overnight Bus Could Happen by July, $100 Monthly DC Resident Subsidy in 2024
Today: Council Judiciary and Public Safety Committee to Hold Roundtable on Gun Violence Strategic Reduction Plan with National and Local Leaders
Today, Thursday, December 15 at 9:30 am, DC Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), chair of the Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, will hold a public roundtable to examine implementation of the Gun Violence Strategic Reduction Plan, which was released earlier this year after being commissioned by the District’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.
The winter weather seems to have finally arrived in DC and holiday festivities are in full swing!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.