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April 17, 2024
April Workday in the Ward

This month’s Workday in the Ward will be next Thursday morning, April 25, at Tatte at City Ridge. From 8 to 11 am, my team and I will be there to meet with you, answer questions, and provide connections to government and community resources. This month, we will be joined by the District Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Police Department. 8 – 11 am Coffee with the Councilmember 8 – 10 am DDOT 10 – 11 am MPD

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March 2024 Workday in the Ward
March 7, 2024
March 2024 Workday in the Ward

This month’s Workday in the Ward will be in Spring Valley. From 8 am to 5 pm, my team will be at Compass Coffee, 4850 Massachusetts Avenue NW, to meet constituents, answer questions, and provide connections to government and community resources. See the schedule to speak with me, members of my team, and representatives from District departments: 8 – 10 am Coffee with the Councilmember 10 – 11 am Metro Police, Office of the Attorney General, Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services 11 am – 12 pm Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection, Department of Buildings 1 – 2 pm Department of Public Works Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Program 2 – 4 pm District Department of Transportation 3 – 4 pm Department of Parks and Recreation

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2023 Year in Review
February 22, 2024
2023 Year in Review

It is an honor to serve my neighbors in Ward 3, and as I look back on my first year in office, I am proud of the work my team and I have accomplished. In 2023, my office: Helped nearly 1,300 residents with constituent services Attended an average of three community safety walks per month Held six Workdays in the Ward, where residents can visit with me, my team, and city agencies as we set up office at a neighborhood business for the day Attended more than 60 ANC meetings Introduced key legislation: Universal Out-of-School Time: to expand out-of-school time programs, such as after-school and summer programming, to universal access by 2035 for every student in a DC Public or Public Charter School. Out-of-school time programming improves academic performance and economic mobility. It is the most effective strategy for reducing juvenile crime, according to 69% of police chiefs surveyed nationally. Addressing Legacies of Housing Segregation: to void exclusive pre-1938 covenants that prohibit multi-family housing on lots originally subdivided by the Chevy Chase Land Company if…

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Secure DC Passes First of Two Votes before Council
February 6, 2024
Secure DC Passes First of Two Votes before Council

After hours of discussion today, the DC Council voted in the first of two readings to approve the Secure DC Omnibus, which covers a range of public safety initiatives. I thank Councilmember Brooke Pinto for her leadership and hard work in introducing this bill. It can be a challenge for everyone to work together, but that is the only way we’re going to solve this District-wide crisis, and today’s work and the effort that led up to it reflects that spirit. I’m confident the Council will continue to refine the bill between now and the second reading toward our shared goal of improving safety and accountability. This legislation is focused heavily on accountability and enforcement. While these are important, we cannot forget another, critical piece: hope and opportunity. We need a holistic approach with investments to ensure all of our residents have a realistic sense of hope in their future. That is a key way to prevent crime. It is that philosophy that inspired my introduction of the Universal Out of School Time Amendment Act,…

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