February 2017 Newsletter

The Chief Financial Officer recently released the 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which shows that the District is in its strongest ever financial state. However, we face a great risk if we do not address the growing income gap and shrinking middle class. That is why I sent a letter to Mayor Bowser asking her to include in her budget request funding for education initiatives, affordable housing, and job opportunities. This is how we bridge the gap for those who are being left behind.

B22-0159 – Adult Learners Transit Subsidy Amendment Act of 2017

Introduction Date: Feb 21, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers Silverman, Todd, Evans, Grosso, R. White, Nadeau, and Bonds Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill expands the Metrorail transit System benefit program to include persons over the age of 22 who are participating in a publicly funded adult education program. The program provides fare exemptions (on instruction…

B22-0120 – Public Use of Public Buildings Amendment Act of 2017

Introduction Date: Feb 7, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers Gray, Evans, Nadeau, T. White, Cheh, Allen, McDuffie, R. White, and Todd Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill permits the waiver or reduction of fees assessed to organizations for public meetings in public buildings. Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, some non-profits, and members of the D.C. Federation of Civic…