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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 ANCscivic leaders, and community advocates. I am deeply grateful for all of the engagement, making it possible for this letter to represent your interests comprehensively.

In the letter, I emphasize my commitment to reduce childhood poverty and improve a host of wellness outcomes for some of our most vulnerable neighbors through the District Child Tax Credit. I also outline an array of Ward 5 priorities including capital investments in schools and recreation facilities, funding for critical public safety initiatives, supporting Ward 5 small businesses, meeting the needs of seniors and vulnerable communities, improving traffic safety, and more. In anticipation of a tight financial year, the letter also includes potential revenue drivers and recommendations on areas where spending can be cut

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