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Eminent Domain and Council Recess

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, Yesterday, I introduced legislation that would authorize the Mayor to exercise eminent domain over the National Engineering Products (NEP) factory at 1950 Capitol Ave NE for use as a climate resilience hub. This would be the first climate resilience hub in Ward 5, and its location in Ivy City would be…

4th of July, Bus Meeting, Ivy City Small Area Plan, and More

Dear Ward 5 neighibors, With tomorrow’s holiday, I wanted to get this week’s newsletter out to you ahead of time to share important updates and reminders. You may have seen recent news from the Supreme Court—including upholding a ban on sleeping outside that will harm some of our most vulnerable neighbors, and ruling that…

Teamwork Across Ward 5

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, From Riggs Park to Langdon Park, from Bloomingdale to Brookland, from Fort Lincoln to Fort Totten and Truxton Circle to Trinidad—it has been a full month of community engagement and teamwork across Ward 5.

Ward 5’s Newest Park, Pool, and Recreation Center!

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, Tomorrow, the community will come together to cut the ribbon at Ward 5’s newest park, pool, and recreation center! This is an exciting day, and one made possible only by neighbors’ consistent advocacy around the development at the former McMillan Sand Filtration Site. I hope to see you there! The event…

Let’s Make a Bet

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, As the Council readies for another budget vote next week, I’m making a bet that collaboration and pragmatism will prevail. After securing big wins for our communities during the first budget vote, there are three remaining priorities that I am hyper-focused on.

Budget Wins, South Dakota Ave, and Pride

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, I have a lot of updates to share this week following the Council’s first vote on the FY25 budget, the launch of the South Dakota Corridor Safety Study with DDOT, and the start of Pride Month.