Get to Know Your ANC Candidates

On Nov. 6, DC residents will have the opportunity to vote for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners on the general election ballot. “The Southwester” reached out to every ANC candidate in ANC6D, and invited them to submit a brief statement about their candidacy. The statements of the responsive candidates are below. “Southwester” staff made no edits to […]

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 […]