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Where will you be on August 26?

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, Soon, you’ll begin to see these flyers pop up around the Ward. I invite you to spread the word! If you’d like to receive a stack of flyers to hand out to neighbors, email my team at ward5contact@dccouncil.gov and we will get them to you.

“If this were upper Northwest, this wouldn’t be happening.”

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, I have now heard repeatedly from residents on a range of issues—from public safety to the state of our recreation centers—that “If this were upper Northwest, this wouldn’t be happening.” And in many respects, I agree. Disparities in how resources are deployed and how concerns are addressed are a long-standing reality…

A Busy Start to Council Recess

Ward 5 Weekly Newsletter July 21, 2023 Twitter Instagram Facebook Email Quick Links Introduction Week in Review Ward 5 Updates Kendra’s Corner: Legislative Updates Programs for the People Team Zachary in the Community News You Can Use Want just the highlights? Don’t miss: Ward 5 Day Awards Nominations Now Open! Public Safety Updates Roving Leaders…

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…