Rayceen Pendarvis moderates the annual #AskRayceen Community Forum this year focused on “The D.C. Government & You.” The panel includes D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson, At-Large Councilmembers David Grosso and Robert White, Deputy Mayors Courtney Snowden and HyeSook Chung and DCPS Chancellor Antwan Wilson.
On Wednesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser touted new efforts to help child care providers open or expand facilities before leading story time at the newly opened Curious Explorers Child Development Center in NW Washington.
Introduction Date: May 02, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers Evans, Grosso, Cheh, Gray, Nadeau, Todd, R. White, and Allen Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill requires that certain sales tax revenue shall be deposited into the Arts and Humanities Enterprise Fund. It also incorporates into the general sales tax of the District of Columbia sales made…
Introduction Date: May 02, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers Bonds, Nadeau, T. White, R. White, and Silverman Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill establishes a program, the Common Interest Community Remedial Grant program, to provide nontaxable grants to income-eligible boards to remedy building and housing code violations in common areas. The Mayor shall administer the program…
The D.C. Council on Tuesday confirmed Peter Newsham as police chief, voting 12 to 1 to make the veteran the 30th leader of the District’s crime-fighting force since the department was formed at the start of the Civil War.
Legislation is starting to take shape in D.C. that would place rules on websites that offer homes and rooms for short-term stays.
Some say it’s a great way to make money in an expensive city, while others are concerned online housing rentals pull too many homes off the market.
Some local business owners, including the manager of PoppaBox, said they would not participate in the Community Toilet Incentive if it passes because they fear opening their restrooms to the public would decrease cleanliness and deter potential customers.
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.
Since taking office in January 2015, Mayor Muriel Bowser has committed $100 million every year to Washington, D.C.’s Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF), more than any city per capita in the country.