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.
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.
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.
Elissa Silverman wants to rout vacant and blighted properties from D.C., especially those that are owned by the District and concentrated in low-income neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River.