Councilmembers Allen, Nadeau and Lewis George to Propose Budget Amendment to Transform Childcare, End Homelessness for Thousands, and Launch a Monthly Basic Income
The last 24 hours have been both heartbreaking and alarming for all of us. DC has experienced two shootings that highlight in different ways the traumatic and cruel nature of gun violence. I'm reaching out today to share the latest information I have for both, and to share the bigger picture of what the Council and the Mayor have been working toward on both responding to and working to prevent gun violence.
Includes Historic Investments in Gun Violence Prevention, Doubles Restorative Justice Programs, and Expansion of Rights for Voters
For nearly a year, we've talked about what a recovery should look like as DC emerges from the pandemic. We are now in the critical few weeks when a lot of important decisions are going to get made.
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.