Economic Development Return on Investment Accountability Amendment Act of 2017

  For Immediate Release: September 19, 2017 Contact: Rebekah Caruthers, Communications Director: (202) 256-7154; rcaruthers@dccouncil.us   Statement of Councilmember Robert White on Introducing the Economic Development Return on Investment Accountability Amendment Act of 2017 (EDRIAA Act)   Washington, D.C.— The EDRIAA Act substantially improves the accountability and transparency of the economic development and affordable housing…

September 2017 Newsletter

It’s hard to believe that I have been in office for a full year. September 16, 2016, seems like just a few weeks ago. That morning my wife, daughter, and some of my family and close friends gathered in the Council chamber of the John A. Wilson Building for a quick swearing in as I assumed the…

Build Statues to Real Equality

Statues are symbols that recognize great people and deeds throughout our nation’s history. Many of the Confederate statues interspersed throughout our country were erected during the height of Jim Crow to remind Black Americans of their inferior citizenship. Enshrining and glorifying bigotry and racial discrimination should not stand as a representation of who we are…