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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. 

“We Read the Future by the Past”

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, Earlier today, I joined Ivy City residents for the unveiling of Alexander Crummell Way in front of the old Crummell School. It was a beautiful moment: a symbol of neighbors’ steadfast commitment to preserving the neighborhood’s history and ensuring the Crummell campus meets the needs of the community. We were honored to be joined…

Legislative March Madness

There is so much to catch you up on from this week. The Council had a robust legislative meeting, I managed a number of community events, and recent developments in Virginia make Monumental Sports’ attempt to leave DC appear unlikely for now. While this newsletter is lengthy, I want to make sure you don’t miss…

Ward 5 Weekly: Budget Letter to the Mayor

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, Earlier this week, I transmitted my letter with Ward 5 budget requests to Mayor Bowser. I invite you to read the full letter here. The priorities included reflect input from Ward 5 neighbors through my office’s Ward 5 Budget Priorities Survey, the Ward 5 Budget Forum, and engagement with ANCs, civic…

2023 Year in Review

Earlier today, I shared my office’s 2023 Year in Review report and I want to make sure to share the highlights of the last year with you. Check it out here. While last year was full of challenges, it was also full of the resilience, collaboration, and community of Ward 5 neighbors. I am proud…