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What Shared Sacrifice Means to Me

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, 

Our community is grieving following yesterday’s tragic killing at the Brookland Metro Station. I extend my deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of Avion Evans. I will host a public safety meeting next week on Tuesday, April 9 to update neighbors and answer questions about the work underway to improve public safety. Learn more below in the Public Safety Updates section. 

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 funding gap…