Friends and neighbors, I wanted to take the time to thank each and every one of you for making this an amazing first year in office. I hope all of you have had a great holiday season as the new year (and first ANC meeting of 2016) approaches. Thank you for your passion and commitment to making … Continue reading December Commissioner Newsletter
In light of Alonzo Smith's death under the hands of a Special Police Officer (SPO), Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie's latest Bill is extremely concerning. If approved by the DC Council, the Councilmember's Bill will allow all University Campus Police Officers, which are SPO's, to enforce their respective Univeristy's Student Code of Conduct off-campus. See the full … Continue reading Are you a DC College Student? Then Councilmember McDuffie’s bill is bad news for you.
EDIT: The Commissioner's Resolution for a Moratorium was approved unanimously by all Commissioners present at the December meeting. With a collective capacity of over 7,000 patrons, there is no more room for any for nightlife establishment in the Queens Chapel Road corridor of 5C02. For decades, residents of the greater Woodridge Community have battled noise … Continue reading What Commissioner Deleon’s Proposed Moratorium means for 5C02
Friends and neighbors, November has been a busy month! Here are a few things the Commissioner has been up to over the past few weeks: Touring Local Businesses: I was pleased to have to have toured Alternative Solutions Marijuana Cultivation Center last week alongside Woodridge South Civic Assn. President Carlos Davis and fellow Commissioner Treadway. The secure facility is just one … Continue reading November Commissioner Newsletter
All college students in DC are invited to attend this FREE quarterly summit on November 14th from 2-4pm at George Washington University (room TBD). Meet other area college students and discuss important policy decisions, development projects, and changes affecting their respective universities. There will also be discussions on citywide and nationwide policies affecting DC’s college students. … Continue reading 2015 DC Student Leadership Summit at GWU
Friends and neighbors, October has been a busy month! While the leaves are falling, temperature has been dropping, and school kicking into high gear, here are some of the things I've been working on: (Still) Pushing my progressive Commissioner Agenda through the DC Council: Over the past few months I've been meeting with members of the … Continue reading October Commissioner Newsletter
Friends and neighbors, With our Commission back in session, school back in session, and the Pope's visit to DC, September has been a busy month – and it's not even over yet! Here are some of the things I've been working on: Pushing my progressive Commissioner Agenda through the DC Council: Over the past few months … Continue reading Fall in 5C02 | September Newsletter
Monday is the first day of school in Washington, D.C. and the Mayor's office needs your help! On Monday, drivers throughout the District will need to be more aware of speed limits, especially now that young people of all ages will be commuting to school via bus, metro, or walking. Please join us early on Monday morning to … Continue reading Join Monday’s Slow Down Campaign: Help Keep Our Kids Safe!
Friends and neighbors, I hope you're enjoying the last few weeks of summer, and for teachers and parents, looking forward to the start of a great school year. While the Commission is officially in recess, it has been a busy month around 5C02. Here are some of the things I've been working on: Fighting proposed elimination of … Continue reading Summer Fun in 5C02 | August Newsletter
I am incredibly disappointed that WMATA plans on eliminating the B9, B8 bus routes. As Commissioner for Woodridge South, Langdon, and Woodridge, I will fight to oppose these proposed changes. In order to foster truly livable, walkable,and environmentally sound communities, residents in 5C02 need more access to public transportation, rather than less. Considering that Woodridge South, Langdon, and Fort Lincoln … Continue reading Statement on proposed service cuts to the B8, B9 buses