Park Place by tyndale


									                       FOCuS On 4: WArD 4 MID-YEAr uPDATE
                                                                                                                                                                     Staff                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 On April 4, Councilmember
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bowser joined 100 volunteers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in the removal of 300 bags of
        COuNCiLMeMBeR BOwSeR OPeNeD PaRk PLaCe                                                  14th Street Corridor
                                                                                                                                                      Councilmember Muriel Bowser                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         litter and 500 pounds of debris
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          from the parkland and streams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of the Fenwick Tributary. The
                                                                                                Efforts are now underway for a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cleanup was part of the 21st
                                                  Maternal and Child Care, which already        revitalization corridor along 14th Street.            Joy holland
                                                  operates two health clinics in the District                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Potomac River Watershed Cleanup
                                                                                                The corridor is a major thoroughfare and              Chief of Staff                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Day. Councilmember Bowser co-
                                                  of Columbia, will have a location on the      efforts need to be focused on making                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      introduced the “Anacostia River
                                                  ground floor of the building.                 it safer, cleaner and more attractive.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Clean Up and Protection Act of
                                                                                                Councilmember bowser, along with her                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2009,“ a bill put forth to help
                                                                                                colleague Councilmember Graham,                       COMMuNiCatiONS aND OutReaCh:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       clean up the Anacostia.
                                                  the Residences at Georgia avenue              will work with representatives from the               Phallan Davis
                                                  This new affordable housing complex,          residential and retail communities along              Communications Director
                                                  located at 4100 Georgia Avenue nW in          the corridor and officials with the Office  
                                                  Petworth, opened in March. This project       of Planning and other city agencies to
                                                  boasts 72 apartment units in addition         discuss next steps.                                   brandon Todd
                                                  to ground level retail to include a Yes!                                                            Community Outreach Director
                                                  Organic market, set to open in August.
             bowser joined Mayor Adrian                                                                                                               Jim Slattery
   M. Fenty, representatives of Donatelli                                                                                                             Special Assistant/Scheduler
   Development, Inc. and community
   members on July 15 for a ribbon-cutting                                                                                                              On May 9, Councilmember Bowser attended the spring
   ceremony to mark the opening of Park
   Place, the largest mixed-use development                                                                                                           CONStitueNt SeRviCeS:
                                                                                                                                                                                        fair at Chevy Chase's Lafayette Elementary, hosted by
   along Georgia Avenue. Located atop the                                                                                                             Judi Gold                                      its Home School Association.
   Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro Station,                                                                                                             Constituent Services Specialist
   this latest project is just one example of     This $28 million neighborhood Development
   the revitalization necessary to keep the                                                                                                 
   District competitive even in our economic      Project stands seven stories with six
   downturn.                                      stories of residential housing, ground                                                              robert Idlett                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FrOM ThE DESk OF COunCILMEMbEr bOWSEr
                                                  level retail, a green roof and one level                                                            Constituent Services Specialist
                                                  of below grade parking and space saver                                                    
                                                  car elevators.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The first half of 2009 has provided many opportunities to advance our Ward 4 agenda.
                                                                                                                                                      LeGiSLative:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Where there once was a vacant lot now sits a new apartment complex. Walls that were
                                                  Ft. totten                                     Pictured here with attendees at the 2nd Annual       Spencer Maguire                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         once defaced with graffiti have been wiped clean. Long-stalled and often promised
                                                                                                 State of the Ward 4 Senior Address at the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    pedestrian safety improvements are now in motion. And this fall, we will welcome Yes!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          19th: breakfast with Santa for Children
                                        id        With $2.1 million in funding, DDOT             Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center, Council-
                                                                                                                                                      Legislative Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Organic Market to Georgia Avenue.
                                r sa              will soon begin the reconfiguration
                       Bowse                                                                     member Bowser is a tireless advocate for the
               ber                  ce to         of the riggs road and South Dakota                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Even in tough budgetary times, I am pleased that we will continue to fund our green
Counc                       rk Pla                intersection, which will make it safer for     senior citizens of Ward 4. She introduced leg-       robert hawkins
                   of Pa                   s                                                     islation that would provide senior homeowners with                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           teams, improve our parks and recreation sites, and help prevent youth violence. We
           dition                  usines         additional motorists and pedestrians.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       please send an e-mail to Phallan Davis at
                                                                                                                                                      Legislative Counsel
“t  he ad          ave    nue b                   DDOT has been working with the                 the money to make improvements to their homes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               will also maintain our commitment to reform our public school system, and such a

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                                         out                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   laser-sharp focus on education will continue to result in gains each and every year.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          12th: Ward 4 holiday Party
                                                  development team to redesign the
 t he G                 volum              of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 There have been remarkable reductions in serious crime. This has allowed us to remain
                 eaks            bility
                                                  intersection and ease congestion. DDOT                                                              nathan Ostrander
          or sp          desira
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              keenly focused on providing needed police resources to rid our neighborhoods of
  corrid         sed                     Park
                                                  anticipates an October 2009 start date.                                                             Legislative Counsel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     what are often considered non-serious crimes.
          increa                 like                                                                                                       
   the             Pr ojects                 d
            rea.                     ntinue                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   We’ve worked to approve the District’s twelfth consecutive balanced budget. The
      he a                   the co
                                                                                                          Park Place
    t                                                                                                                                                 Davida Crockett                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         recession forced us to open up the budget for a second look and to make difficult
                    al to                  orth
            are vit               e Petw                                                                                                              Legislative Analyst                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     decisions on revenue and spending. Even with making our government leaner, we are
     Place           alit y of th                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             confident that we will keep improving on service delivery to our neighborhoods.

             mic vit                                                                                                                        
      econo                unity.”
                  comm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chairing the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs has allowed me to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              weigh in on many issues affecting the entire District of Columbia and enact much-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              needed changes to the law, especially in vending regulation, cleaner and greener
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              energy infrastructure, and mortgage regulation. In our first session in September,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              we will continue to lead the fight against vacant and blighted property to ensure
   Georgia Commons                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            that scofflaw property owners do not benefit from tax rollbacks. Other bills referred

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1350 Pennsylvania Ave. nW, Ste. 110
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to my committee, including the Chemotherapy Pill Coverage Act, Certified Capital
   The District will work with Jair Lynch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Companies Improvements Act, and Tenant Advisory Council Clarification Act, will

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          30th : halloween Party for Children
   Development Partners and Affordable                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        make their way through the legislative process along with nearly a dozen others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          16th: Small business roundtable
   housing Developers (AhD) to transform
   3910-12 Georgia Avenue nW site into                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Each spring we celebrate Ward 4’s robust community of senior citizens with State of
   Georgia Commons, a new $35 million                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ward 4 Seniors Address and Symposium. And, each budget year, we ensure that the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          19th: Thanksgiving Activity

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    OFFICIAL buSInESS
   mixed-use project that will include new                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    District is living up to its promises to seniors, to families, and to young people. We

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Save the DateS!
   residential units on top of a new health                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   need your help to make sure that government is working for everyone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Washington, DC 20004
   clinic in the Petworth neighborhood.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I look forward to continuing to advocate for the people of Ward 4 for better schools,
   At 30,000 square feet, the site will                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       safer neighborhoods, and a more effective government.
   accommodate approximately 130 units
   of new housing for District residents

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          September :
   on the second floor, of which 119 will

   be dedicated to low-income families.

   Additionally, the Mary’s Center for
                             MurIEL bOWSEr’S                                                                                      FOCuS On 4:                                                                                                            WArD 4                                                                             MID-YEAr uPDATE

                 COMMittee ON PuBLiC SeRviCeS
                    aND CONSuMeR aFFaiRS                                                                                    LeGiSLative FOCuS                                                                                                                                                                              waRD 4 PRiORitieS iN FY2010 BuDGet
Councilmember bowser serves as chair                                                          Mortgage Lender and Broker amendment           Senior housing Modernization Grant                                                                             Clean and affordable energy The smart           economic Development                           foot trails that run throughout rock
of the Committee on Public Services                                                           act of 2009 This legislation brings the        Fund act of 2009 The purpose of this                                                                           grid is coming to the District soon                                                            Creek Park.
and Consumer Affairs. Fellow committee                                                                                                                                                                                                                      through an emergency provision in the           vinegar hill South Main Street
                                                                                              District into compliance with Title V of the   bill is to ensure that the District’s senior                                                                                                                   ($150,000): The program will be funded         Construction is set to begin in mid-
members include Councilmembers Jim                                                            federal housing and Economic recovery          homeowners get the assistance they                                                                             FY2010 budget. The American recovery
Graham, Mary Cheh, harry Thomas Jr.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and reinvestment Act (ArrA) contained           to continue to assist businesses along the     September. Also, a crosswalk will be
                                                                                              Act of 2008 (hErA) that mandated that all      need in order to make improvements to                                                                                                                          kennedy Street corridor in revitalization      painted at the intersection at beach Drive.
and Michael A. brown. This committee                                                          mortgage regulators become members             their homes. This bill creates a special                                                                       billions of dollars intended to begin the
is responsible for matters related to                                                                                                                                                                                                                       transformation of our country’s energy          efforts.
                                                                                              of the nationwide Mortgage Licensing           revenue fund to be administered                                                                                                                                                                               western avenue: DDOT received
consumer and regulatory affairs, public       Nominations to boards and                       System (nMLS) by August 1, 2009.               by the Deputy Mayor for Economic                                                                               infrastructure. Some of the stimulus            upper Georgia avenue Main Street               $3,745,826 in federal stimulus money for
utilities, the regulation of banks and              commissions                               The legislation also required all states       Development, which will make available                                                                         funding will go towards the development         ($150,000): The program will be funded
banking activities, and securities and                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of the city’s smart grid. The smart grid will   to continue to assist businesses along the     Ward 4 to reconstruct Western Avenue
                                                                                              to license mortgage loan originators           grants of up to $5,000 to qualified senior                                                                                                                                                                    from Chestnut Street to 31st Street nW
insurance, including private health                                                           who take mortgage applications and             citizens. Most of the funding will come                                                                        utilize wireless sensor networks, software      Georgia Avenue corridor in revitalization
insurance matters.                          betty Ann kane confirmed as the                   negotiate terms with residential mortgage      from developers utilizing the Planned                                                                          and computing to enable utilities to            efforts.                                       in Ward 4. This will allow DDOT to rebuild
                                            chairperson of the Public Service                 borrowers.                                     unit Development (PuD), which requires                                                                         identify the location and amount of                                                            Western Avenue with new road surface
                                                      Commission.                                                                                                                                                                            e to                                                                                                          and to install a sidewalk. WASA will use
                                                                                                                                             developers who use the PuD process to                                   er studies the "Notic                  energy consumption, and to determine            kennedy Street and Georgia avenue
The Committee held public hearings                                                                                                                                                               Councilmember Bows                 of a used care          the presence of network blackouts and           Green team ($250,000º: neighborhood            the opportunity to replace the water main
                                                                                                                                             negotiate a community benefits package                                   n in front
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Abate Nuisance" sig                          , At-                                                                                                        as well. The work is scheduled to begin in
and roundtables on the following bills        richard Gersten confirmed as a                  Raze Permit Community Notification             with affected communities. Deposits into                                     joined Mayor Fenty                other problems. This measure will put the       clean team services supplement public
                                                                                                                                                                                                 dealership where she                              ec-                                                                                                     October.
and topics:                                licensed real estate broker member                 amendment act of 2009 Approved                 this new Senior Citizens Modernization                                  er Nic   kles and DCRA Dir             District on track to become a leader in         maintenance by the Department of Public
                                                of the board of real Estate.                  by the Council, this bill, introduced by       Grant Fund can be part of their obligated           torney General Pet                  conference to          clean and renewable energy.                     Works. It is an effective mechanism for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       at a press
                                                                                                                                                                                                  tor Linda K. Argo
                                                                                              Councilmember bowser, will require that                                                                                                           se 23                                                       addressing targeted cleaning and safety        New traffic signal at Georgia avenue
                                                                                                                                             community benefits package. A hearing                                         trict planned to clo
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ounce that the Dis
elevator Maintenance Standards act                                                            the owner of a structure to be razed post                                                           ann                                                       Safer elevators The “Elevator Mainte-           needs of commercial corridors that have        and hemlock Street: DDOT received
                                                                                                                                             will be held on this bill in the fall.                                                ckdown.
                                           Franklin kelly confirmed as a barber                                                                                                                                         ywide cra                                                                                                                          permission from the Federal highway
of 2009                                                                                       a placard, sign, or notice on the exterior                                                           dealerships in a cit                                     nance Standards Act of 2009” was                trouble spots and high-volume traffic
                                           member of the board of barber and                  of the structure 30 days prior to the due                                                                                                                     included as a provision in the FY2010           areas.                                         Administration (FhWA) in April 2009 to
                                                      Cosmetology.                            date of raze, so that the neighborhood                                                                                                                        budget to help protect our residents and                                                       experiment with hAWk signals. hAWk
Demolition or Raze Permit Community                                                           will know that raze will take place and                                                                                                                       visitors by establishing a professional         ward 4 Corridor improvement Grants             stands for high-intensity Activated cross-
Notification amendment act of 2009                                                            District agencies have performed due                                                                                                                          licensure category for those individuals        Program ($150,000): This program includes      Walk. The hAWk signal was installed at
                                             Lori Murphy Lee confirmed as a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Georgia Avenue and hemlock Street nW.
                                                  commissioner on the                         diligence.                                                                                                                                                    who work on or inspect elevators, or who        funding for property improvement
                                                                                                                                                                                                Board of enhanced access to Public Space                    own companies that work on elevators            grants to address deferred maintenance,        The hAWk remains dark for traffic unless a
Continuation of health        Coverage         Public Service Commission.                                                                                                                       and Buildings establishment act of 2009                     and other related conveyances within the        exterior security fixtures, business           pedestrian activates the push-button. The
amendment act of 2009                                                                         Continuation of health Coverage amendment                                                         The District’s facilities and playing fields                District, and it would protect the health,      branding and demarcation, and other            overhead signal begins flashing yellow
                                                                                              act of 2009 Mini-CObrA (Consolidated                                                              are open to the public, but the process                     safety, and welfare of District residents       storefront upgrades.                           and then solid yellow, advising drivers to
                                           Tanya Lewis confirmed as a licensed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             prepare to stop. The signal then displays
                                           electrician member of the board of                 Omnibus budget reconciliation Act) is                                                             for residents to access these spaces for                    and visitors by establishing licensure
tenant Opportunity to Purchase act                                                            the term for state legislation that applies                                                       community meetings and gatherings is                        qualifications.                                 Public safety                                  a solid red and shows the pedestrian a
exemption Clarification                              Industrial Trades.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Walk” indication.
                                                                                              to businesses with fewer than 20 workers.                                                         cumbersome. This bill would establish a                                                                     Gang intervention Partnerships ($2 million):
                                                                                              Previously, the mini-CObrA benefit was                                                            board to undertake a best-practices study                   Crackdown on illegal used Car Dealers
                                              Josephine ricks confirmed as a                  only available for three months after                                                             of the surrounding jurisdictions and other                  regulations enacted in December                 The GIP is a unique evidence-based,
insurance Claims Consumer Protection       licensed real estate broker member                 employment is terminated. The approval                                                            municipalities and make a report to the                     2008 led to the crackdown on used car           multi-agency gang prevention and
amendment act of 2009                           of the board of real Estate.                  of this bill ensured that District workers                                                        Council. The Council could then use the                     dealers in the District. DCrA conducted         intervention initiative that brings together
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            law enforcement, community institutions
                                                                                              will be able to collect the continuing                                  er joined Police          report to design a better system, which                     a sweep of 200 used car dealers and it
                                                                                                                                                Councilmember Bows                                                                                                                                          and city agencies to address gang-
                                                                                              health coverage benefit subsidy provided                                 on February 20           would enhance the public’s access to                        was revealed that many cars stored on
tenant Protection act of 2009                 roger Small confirmed as an                     under the federal stimulus package.               Chief Cathy Lanier                ing the       these rich resources.                                                                                       related violence through comprehensive
                                                                                                                                                            ss conference regard
                                             asbestos worker member of the                                                                                                                                                                                  the lots were never intended to be sold         and holistic strategies and services. This
                                                                                                                                                at a pre                               r,
                                               board of Industrial Trades.                                                                      disappearance     of Pamela J. Butle                                                                        in the city. In support of Mayor Fenty’s        money will be available for competitive
Omnibus Rental housing amendment                                                                                                                                         In  response to        Build the Dream income tax Check-off                        reform efforts, Councilmember bowser
                                                                                              Comprehensive Boards and Commissions               a Ward 4 resident.                             establishment act of 2009 This bill will                                                                    grants to groups like the Georgia Avenue
act of 2009                                                                                                                                                             s, Councilmember                                                                    led the fight to defeat efforts to roll back
                                                robert Smith confirmed as a                   Review amendment act of 2009 The                   summer crime trend                             allow District residents to contribute via                  this vital initiative for District corridors.   rock Creek East Collaborative, in order
                                                                                                                                                                         supporter of
                                                                                                                                                 Bowser was a vocal
                                            licensed electrician member of the                legislation would require the Mayor                                                               their income tax filing to the build the                    The proposed “used Car Dealers License          to implement this important strategy in
vending Regulation act of 2009                   board of Industrial Trades.                  to undertake a review of the District’s             legislation that imposed civil gan      er.   Dream Foundation. The Foundation is                         reform and relief Emergency Act of              Ward 4.
                                                                                              boards and commissions. There are 185               injunctions to ma  ke neighborhoods saf       raising funds and obtaining final permits                   2009” would not have required these                                                               Councilmember Bowser joined Mayor Adrian Fenty,
                                                                                              boards and commissions, and this bill is                                                          to begin building the Martin Luther                         used car dealers to have business hours,        Parks and Recreation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Acting Director of the DC Department of Parks
Chemotherapy Pill Coverage act                                                                necessary to ensure that these boards                                                             king Jr. Memorial. As of December, the                      sell cars, or keep files.                       During this year’s budget consideration,          and Recreation Ximena Hartsock and Commissioner
of 2009                                                                                       and commissions are serving their proper                                                          Foundation had raised $108 million of                                                                       Councilmember bowser was able to                  Brenda Speaks to dedicate the renovated athletic
                                                                                              role in the government structure. This                                                            the $120 million needed to complete                                                                         target more than $4.2 million for capital         fields and courts at Emery Heights (Soldiers Field).
                                                                                              bill is currently being reviewed by the                                                           construction. The bill has been referred to                                                                 improvements at several Ward 4 parks
the Mortgage Lender and Broker                                                                Committee on Government Operations                                                                the Committee on Finance and revenue.                                                                       and recreation sites. This newly dedicated
amendment act of 2009                                                                         and the Environment.                                                                                                                                                                                          funding includes an additional $2.1 million
                                                                                                                                             vending Regulation act of 2009                                                                                                                                 for renovation of raymond recreation
                                                                                                                                             Approved by the Council on July 14, the                                                                               . as a native
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tive measure                                             Center; $1.5 million for Shepherd Park
* Public roundtable held to review                                                            veterans License Plates establishment          bill represents a thorough and much-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           a proac  tive, not reac                          ssed in                         for field improvements and a tot lot;
                                                                                              act of 2009 This bill would put the District   needed legislative reform of our city’s                         “this bill is                                  ty has progre                                                                                              “it’s n
the critical findings of the District of                                                                                                                                                                                                    how far our ci                                                  an additional $500,000 for upshur Park                             ot an
Columbia auditor on the Certified                                                             on the same footing as nearly all other        vending system. The legislation requires                                        , i know just                                 nnot rest                                                                                                     easy t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        own. But we ca
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            for completion of its playground and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             washingtonian                                                                                                                                            figure o                   ax to
Capital Companies Program                                                                     states that allow their veterans to have       vendors to hold a vending site permit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mber of vi olent crimes d                                                     $145,000 for improvements to the Fort                               ut, but
                                                                                              a special license plate. The legislation       in addition to the basic business license                       bringing the nu                                          ded of three                                                                                                        it would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      s, i am remin                                         Stevens tennis courts.                                    unaccep                        be
                                                                                              serves two purposes: first, it creates these   properly endorsed for vending. The                                               as summ   er approache                           lation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              table t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      o me
                                                                  uncilmember B                                                                                                                               on our laurels.                                  cy crime legis                                                                                        these sc                  to give
* Public roundtable held to review               On May 5, Co            lene Drew
                                                                                              plates as a way to honor and recognize         vending site permit designates a specific
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pas sed emergen                                                 FY2009 Budget enhancement & updates                               offlaw p
the impact of foreclosures on home
                                                 presented Dr.
                                                                    Char                      the contributions of our veterans, and         location for the vendor. The passage                                            when the city                      is bill allows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                us to                                                                                                  roperty
ownership and affordable housing in                                 Ward 4 Council
                                                                                      -       second, it takes the fees from the plates      of this bill ends years of study and                             summers ago                     crime wave. th                                                Blagden avenue Bicycle and Pedestrian                   a tax br
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             eak whil           owners
                                                  Jarvis, former                       of                                                                                                                                   ath of a viole
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tch up.”                                                                                                    e we’re
                                                                       er president
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Path: DDOT received $200,000 in funding
the District of Columbia
                                                  member and fo
                                                                    rm                        and spends it on services and programs         discussion over vending in the District                          in the afterm                             not playing ca                                                                                              police o                   cutting
                                                                   University , with a        for veterans. A hearing has been held on       of Columbia, creating more varied and                                               lem head -on so we’re                                                      to construct a pedestrian path on blagden                        fficers a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       nd teac
                                                  Southeastern                          ars                                                                                                                      face the prob                                                                              Avenue between Matthewson Avenue
                                                                       r her many ye          this bill and Councilmember bowser is          safer options for residents, employees                                                                                                                                                                                  Councilm                   hers,”
                                                   re solution to hono        to residents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and beach Drive. The trail would allow                             ember B
                                                                    service                   hopeful that it will become law in the fall.   and visitors.                                                                                                                  e Council to pass                                                                                           owser sa
                                                   of dedicated                                                                                                                                                                                            sing need for th                                 safe pedestrian and bicycle access to                                                id.
                                                                    t of Columbia.                                                                                                                                                        wser on the pres           Act of 2009.
                                                    of the Distric                                                                                                                                                       Councilmember Bo             ime Amendment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            rock Creek Park and associated facilities,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Examiner       ber Bowse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             r in Wash
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the Omnibus Anti-Cr                                                       including beach Drive and the bike and                            article on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Counc ington
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to halve th                    il's decisio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                e 10 perc                       n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vacant prop t tax rate on

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