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Press Contact: Melissa Littlepage, Communications Director, 771-333-9834


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…
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…
Bus on 1st St NW, South Dakota Safety Study, Rental Assistance, and More
Dear Ward 5 neighbors, Many of you have interacted with my office on a number of important issues this week, from WMATA’s Proposed 2025 Bus Network, to DDOT’s…
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…
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,…
June 12, 2024 Budget Vote
The Council took a second vote on the Fiscal Year 2025 budget today. We were able to secure additional wins for Ward 5 neighbors and District residents.
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…
WMATA’s Proposed 2025 Bus Network
I’m reconvening my Ward 5 Bus Network Task Force. Be sure to give WMATA your feedback by July 15!
South Dakota Ave Safety Study
As DDOT kicks off their South Dakota Ave Safety Study, please be sure to give your feedback!
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…