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 […]

DC Council Passes Law Permanently Setting DC Primary Election Date on Third Tuesday in June

Today the DC Council passed Councilmember Charles Allen’s Primary Date Alteration Amendment Act of 2017, which moves the date of all future DC primary elections to the third Tuesday in June, starting with next year’s elections scheduled now for June 19, 2018. As is common with legislation needing to take effect quickly, the bill was […]

Councilmember Charles Allen’s Statement on Rep. Jason Chaffetz Not Seeking Re-election

In response to U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz’s (R–UT) announcement that he will not seek re-election, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen issued the following statement: “This is great news for everyone in DC who was frustrated with Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s attempts to block and change local DC laws from his perch in Congress. But it doesn’t […]

ANC 6D Commissioners Swearing In

Photo caption: The ANC 6D commissioners after being sworn in. (From left): Rhonda Natalie Hamilton (6D06), Roger Moffatt (6D05), Cara Lea Shockley (6D02), Andy Litsky (6D04), Gail Fast (6D01), Ronald R. Collins (6D03), and Meredith Fascett (6D07). Photo courtesy of Perry Klein. The Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) commissioners were sworn in on Jan. 2 at […]