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Pools Opening, Rapid Rehousing, and Many Community Meetings

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, As we head into the long weekend, rapid rehousing and the impending crisis for many residents across the District is top of mind for me. The Family Re-housing and Stabilization Program (FRSP) is the District’s rapid rehousing program, and the Department of Human Services (DHS) has shared that funds for the…

Answering the Call

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, The Council is quickly approaching the first budget vote on May 29. There are pressing questions on my mind, and a responsibility I believe my colleagues and I have to ensure our most vulnerable neighbors’ needs are met.

Budgets, Buses, and Bears

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, This week’s newsletter includes highlights from a week of committee markups on FY25 budget, WMATA’s Proposed 2025 Bus Network, and more.

Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand

Frederick Douglass once famously said, "Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never did and it never will." In a city with a $20 billion budget, it is unacceptable that disparities persist—from our educators, to our seniors, to the LGBTQ+ community, to folks just wanting a good paying job. I'm preparing for the Council's upcoming…

On your mark, get set, go!

This week’s newsletter is abbreviated as Council recess and Spring Break wraps up. Remember that next week resumes the Council’s budget oversight work to examine agency spending and the Mayor’s proposed FY25 budget.

I’m Fighting For Us

Dear Ward 5 neighbors,  It's been a very full week of budget oversight hearings, meetings with neighbors, and community events. You see what my office has been up to in the Week in Review section, and get the latest public safety, traffic safety, and other community updates in the Ward 5 Updates section. To kick off this week's newsletter, I'm sharing…

What Shared Sacrifice Means to Me

On Wednesday, the Mayor presented her Fiscal Year 2025 budget proposal to the Council, entitled “Strategic Investments and Shared Sacrifice.” This year’s budget is unlike any the District has seen in recent years, where the city’s projected spending and costs outpaced revenues by roughly $700 million. There are three main factors that account for our…

Monumental News Inside

It’s true: Beyoncé dropped a new album, COWBOY CARTER, that has everybody talking. But I’ve got lots of news to share about keeping the Caps and Wizards in the city, addressing absenteeism and truancy at DC schools, and taking the reins on budget oversight next week.