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 even … Continue reading Help #ClearTheShelters! Adopt From a Participating Shelter this weekend!

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Walmart job application session | Aug. 12th

The Department of Employment Services is offering a pre-screening/application event for the new Walmart at the American Jobs Center-NE (Bertie Backus) location on August 12th. The new Wal-Mart facility is set to open at Riggs and South Dakota (close to Ft. Totten metro station) and will be hiring approximately 300 associates for a variety of … Continue reading Walmart job application session | Aug. 12th

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. Co-introduced by Councilmembers Allen, Nadeau, Evans and Silverman, this bill would allow D.C. … Continue reading Statement on the “Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2015”

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. Tommy and … Continue reading Creating a Better Environment Together | July Newsletter

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, quiet … Continue 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-level … Continue reading Commissioner Deleon stands with Mayor Bowser in announcing new drug enforcement strategy

June Neighborhood Update & DC Flag Day Contest

Friends and neighbors, Late last month I walked by the scene of a¬†house fire at 2600 24th St. NE. One person in the home was transported to the hospital 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 … Continue reading June Neighborhood Update & DC Flag Day Contest