The District Government has improved significantly over the years, but we still have room to grow to meet the needs of the residents we serve. I believe that strong oversight often is just as effective as new legislation, which is why oversight over our local agencies is one of the Council’s most important responsibilities.
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) may have found a solution to the District’s severe shortage of licensed child-care providers. Infant care in the District reached a crisis point late last year when projections showed 7,600 licensed child care slots for more than 22,000 children. The solution would offer $15 million to address the shortage through competitive grants.