June 19 Primary—Nominating the Status Quo

DC residents went to the polls for the June Democratic Primary, voicing their support for the path that the District is currently on by overwhelmingly nominating the incumbents for the November General Election. In Ward 6, Councilmember Charles Allen also won the nomination on June 19. City-wide race winners include: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who […]

SWNA Strategic Initiatives 2017-18

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA), as Southwest’s civic association, has as its mission the protection and enhancement of our community’s quality of life. With all that is happening in our quadrant, we are consistently presented with an enormous range of issues to address—some larger than others, but all relating to how we lead our lives […]

City Budget Includes Jefferson Modernization and Neighborhood Upgrades

On May 30, the DC Council held its first vote on the fiscal year 2018 budget, moving forward with a budget that included several of Councilmember Charles Allen’s top priorities. This included an increase in the per-pupil funding formula to 3%; significant investments in affordable housing, public safety, and aging-in-place programs; and fully funding the […]

#NominateMyWall During the Great Graffiti Wipeout

On June 12, Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the “Great Graffiti Wipeout,” an eight-week initiative to remove graffiti and illegal tagging around Washington, DC. The mayor also announced that MuralsDC, a collaborative initiative between the Department of Public Works and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities that replaces graffiti-ridden walls with original works of art, is […]