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.
At-Large D.C. Councilmember Anita Bonds has proposed a bill that would guarantee $120 million each year for the city’s Housing Production Trust Fund.
Introduction Date: Apr 04, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers R. White, Cheh, Nadeau, Todd, Allen, Bonds, McDuffie, Silverman, and T. White Co-Sponsor(s) Councilmembers Gray and Grosso Bill Summary – Returning Citizens Opportunity to Succeed Amendment Act of 2017 passed in the 2019 Budget Support Act. The bill ensures that the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen Affairs…
Introduction Date: Apr 04, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers Nadeau, Silverman, Todd, R. White, McDuffie, and T. White Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill provides a full tuition scholarship at the University of the District of Columbia if certain eligibility standards are met. To be eligible, the student must have graduated in the top 10% of…
During her annual State of the District Address last night, Mayor Muriel Bowser had harsh words for Bethesda-based Sanford Capital, which owns about 20 distressed low-income properties amounting to more than 1,300 units across D.C.
For Black women, and especially for those with low incomes or who are homeless, information about treating the symptoms or halting the spread of HIV has been lacking.
Introduction Date: Mar 21, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers Gray, R. White, T. White, Bonds, Cheh, Todd, and Chairman Mendelson Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill pertains to the health and wellness of young children in the District. It includes provisions that requires the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services (DMHHS) to…
Legislation Would Limit Special Interest Influence in District Elections, Restore Balance of Power to Everyday Residents