The bill, introduced by At-large Council member Robert White with the support of all other members, was passed without discussion on Tuesday afternoon. White introduced the bill on Jan. 24, four days after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Under Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Department of Housing and Community Development has made record investments in affordable housing. Already this year, DHCD has allocated half of the money in the District’s Housing Production Trust Fund—or roughly $50 million—toward affordable projects.
Advocates are pressing elected officials to appropriate more than $17 million toward targeted housing and human services for the District’s chronically homeless as Mayor Muriel Bowser prepares a budget to send to the D.C. Council in early April.
Introduction Date: Feb 21, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers R. White, Nadeau, Grosso, Bonds, and Todd Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill gives a preference to certified business enterprises who apply for the registration of a medical marijuana facility. Click here to view updates.
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.
Introduction Date: Feb 21, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers R. White, Nadeau, and Todd Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill provides for the issuance of parking permits to small businesses that are based in the District, have only one location and ten or less employees, and do not have controlled parking. Home-based businesses are excluded and…
On Jan. 28 the Washington D.C., VA Medical Center held a Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down. Volunteers from over 60 community organizations and government agencies volunteered their time and service, transforming the medical center into a one-stop shop and resource haven for veterans in immediate and imminent need.
Introduction Date: Feb 7, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers R. White, Cheh, Nadeau, Allen, Bonds, Evans, and Silverman Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill requires that where a purchase price is not ascertainable for affordable housing properties, the income capitalization method must be used. Click here to view updates.
Four years ago, WMATA came up with an idea to add faster bus service to 14th Street NW in DC. It didn’t work at the time, but the idea is back, and this time riders and neighbors are working to make sure it happens. Five DC Councilmembers have recently promised promised to fight for the necessary funding.
Four Black members of the District of Columbia City Council will preside over key committees in the latest session.