At-Large Council Candidates Spark Fierce Debate in Southwest

By Melissa Silverman Just weeks before the November 8 general election, seven candidates vying for two At-Large seats on the DC Council met at Riverside Baptist Church in Southwest to answer questions on education, housing and public safety. Despite areas of broad agreement on policy, candidates seized the opportunity to land sharp criticism of their […]

Redistricting to Shift Ward 6 Boundaries

By Melissa Silverman Every decade, the boundaries of all eight wards of Washington, DC are reconsidered in a redistricting process that aims to ensure equitable representation across the city.  The 2020 Census recorded the District’s population as 689,545, which means that, by law, each ward should have between 81,883 and 90,503 residents. Under current boundaries, […]

Councilmember Charles Allen Lauds Passage of Southwest Small Area Plan

At the July 14 meeting of the DC Council, Councilmember Charles Allen successfully moved a resolution approving the Southwest Small Area Plan that will guide and inform the development of the Southwest neighborhood for years to come. “Work on the Southwest Small Area Plan has taken nearly three years, spanning three directors of the Office of Planning, […]

New Coalition Launches To Educate About Toxins in Anacostia River

Seven leading environmental and business groups in the district have announced the formation of United for a Healthy Anacostia River, a new coalition that will work to educate key audiences about the toxins in the bottom sediments of the Anacostia River. The Anacostia River consistently ranks as one of the most polluted and toxic rivers […]

Council At-Large Candidates Debate in Southwest

The first debate for the two At-Large Councilmember seats demonstrated DC voters have a lively and diverse slate of candidates. Sponsored by the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, the October 27 event was made possible with the generous hospitality of Westminster Presbyterian Church. NBC4 Reporter Tom Sherwood skillfully moderated the event, weaving light-hearted and witty remarks while […]