Help #ClearTheShelters! Adopt From a Participating Shelter this weekend!

On August 15 join a nation wide push to find homes for deserving pets in need. Many of our local shelters have cut or completely waived the cost of adoptions for August 15 and you can take a new dog, cat, puppy, kitten or even bunny(!) home with you for a reduced price or evenContinue reading “Help #ClearTheShelters! Adopt From a Participating Shelter this weekend!”

Statement on the “Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2015”

I am pleased that my Councilmember’s committee has finally found the time to review Councilmember David Grosso’s bill – the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2015 which would enfranchise roughly 53,975 permanent resident immigrants who reside legally in Washington, DC.

Creating a Better Environment Together | July Newsletter

Creating a Better Environment Together Last week I met with Tommy Wells, not just a good friend and mentor, but the head of the District Department of the Environment. Our conversation covered a range of issues, from still water around CSX-owned tracks, to Ward 5’s spray booth problems, and to our underutilized green spaces.

DC’s Tenant Bill of Rights and what it means for renters and landlords

Starting on July 3, 2015, landlords in the District of Columbia must provide rental applicants with a copy of the Tenant Bill of Rights. The Tenant Bill of Rights outlines the rights of tenants in the District of Columbia and covers areas such as leases, security deposit, disclosure of information, rent increases, building conditions, quietContinue reading “DC’s Tenant Bill of Rights and what it means for renters and landlords”

Commissioner Deleon stands with Mayor Bowser in announcing new drug enforcement strategy

Earlier today, Commissioner Deleon stood alongside DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Cathy Lanier as they announced a new drug enforcement strategy on Monday. Bowser’s office says the police department will focus more of its attention on suppliers who feed dangerous narcotics into the communities, and shift away from out-dated tactics focused on low-levelContinue reading “Commissioner Deleon stands with Mayor Bowser in announcing new drug enforcement strategy”

May Updates & Community News

DDOT street closures: The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will perform a Slurry Seal application on Central Ave NE, from Vista Street to Rhode Island Ave NE; and on Monroe Street, from Rhode Island Ave NE to Chestnut Street NE on or around June 1st to June 3rd, 2015. Slurry Seal application involves a thinContinue reading “May Updates & Community News”

Fire Results in Several Injuries on 24th St.

Earlier today I walked by the scene of the house fire at 2600 24th St. NE. One person was transported with serious injuries. Two firefighters were transported with minor injuries. While the cause of the fire remains under investigation, this is a great opportunity to confirm that your smoke detectors are working properly. The DCContinue reading “Fire Results in Several Injuries on 24th St.”