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Letter to DDOT Director Lott, July 2023

Today, I sent the following letter to the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Everett Lott to express appreciation for their efforts in Ward 5, provide feedback on multiple projects underway in our Ward, and identify areas of additional need that I am hoping we can work together to address. I am eager to collaborate…

Get Ready for Ward 5 Day!

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, It has been a busy week at the Council leading up to our recess which starts tomorrow (July 15). You can get a full recap on all the legislative happenings in Kendra’s Corner, but as recess begins I wanted to make sure neighbors know that my office will remain open…

Summer in the City

I hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday on July 4. In this week’s edition of the Ward 5 Weekly Newsletter, I’m highlighting lots of summer programs and events for District residents, including free meals all summer long for youth and children 18 and under. We also want Ward 5 neighbors to participate in…

4th of July, Supreme Court Rulings, and Many Updates

Devastating rulings have come down from the Supreme Court over the past few days. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ended generations-long precedents in racial progress when they struck down affirmative action. Today, they rolled back rights for the LGBTQIA+ community, and struck down President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan. These decisions come from a far-right Court…

Juneteenth, Budget Wrap-up, and More…

This week, the Council wrapped up its work on the FY24 budget by passing the Budget Support Act which contains all the laws for how funds can be used. Several amendments came forward, on issues including revenue from traffic enforcement and grants for the DC Commission on the Arts on Humanities. You can read a…

Rent, Pride, and Bears, oh my!

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, It’s been an eventful week! From passing caps on rent increases at the Council’s Legislative Meeting on Tuesday, to community public safety walks and committee hearings, to a black bear in Brookland, this newsletter brings you lots of updates.

Pride Month, Open Streets, and More…

Happy Pride Month! Yesterday, I joined Mayor Bowser, Attorney General Schwalb, and several of my Council colleagues to raise—for the first time ever—the Pride flag in front of the Wilson building. In my remarks, I reflected on the origins of Pride Month more than 50 years ago. The courageous resistance of Black trans women at…

Making Metrobus Better, Black Pride, and More

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, On Monday, the Ward 5 Bus Network Task Force that I convened at the beginning of May held its last meeting to formalize my office’s feedback on WMATA’s Better Bus Visionary Draft Network. Yesterday, I sent a letter to WMATA detailing the task force’s recommendations, and why I believe they are…