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Press Contact: Melissa Littlepage, Communications Director

mlittlepage@dccouncil.gov, 771-333-9834

WARD 5 NEWS

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…
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…
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…
Budget Drama and New Truancy Legislation
Tune in to the new Ward 5 Wave podcast to hear the latest on DC’s budget delays and new legislation I’m introducing to tackle truancy.
“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…
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…
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.…
My Budget Letter to the Mayor
Ward 5 neighbors – I’ve sent our budget priorities to Mayor Bowser as we enter into the District’s budget process for Fiscal Year 2025. Take a look at…
Update on the Fort Lincoln Campus Improvement Project
Neighbors, My office continues to receive messages and concerns about the future of the Fort Lincoln Campus Improvement Project. I wanted to take a moment to provide an…
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…