The month ahead will be busy and promising as Council committees prepare for hearings on two of my bills.
Just four months ago, we stood on the steps of the Wilson Building to announce the introduction of Restore the Vote Amendment , supported by all members of the DC Council, the Mayor, and the Attorney General.
The Committee on Facilities and Procurement Oversight Roundtable – Wednesday, September 25 @ 6:00 PM at the University of the District of Columbia – 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., DC, 20008 Advisory Neighborhood Commissions for Wards 3 & 4 The Committee on Business & Economic Development and Facilities and Procurement Public Hearing – Wednesday, October 2…
Today, as Chair of the Committee on Facilities and Procurement, I released the Committee’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget report and recommendations. After several months of dissecting budget proposals and recommendations, and working with my Council colleagues, I identified funding for returning citizens, housing, education, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners, and seniors citizens.
My bill, the Economic Development Return on Investment Accountability Amendment Act, passed. It creates long-awaited transparency and accountability for the money DC spends on economic development projects. This bill gives residents a public report on new affordable housing units, jobs, and new revenue to the city for every project that gets public funds.