Council Passes Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Including Ward 5 Priorities Championed by Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie

Council Passes Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Including Ward 5 Priorities Championed by Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie

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Council Passes Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Including Ward 5 Priorities Championed by Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Washington, DC – On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the District of Columbia Council held its second vote on the Fiscal Year 2020 District of Columbia budget. The budget reflects priorities raised by Ward 5 residents through months of engagement, including public hearings, meetings with advocates and stakeholders, and the Ward 5 Budget Engagement Forum. Ward 5 Priorities: Allocates funding to create a Biotechnology Academy within McKinley Technology High School.Enhances the District’s Clean Team program with an expanded Fort Lincoln Clean Team, a new residential clean team in the Trinidad neighborhood, and a roving Ward 5 clean team.Adds an additional $3.5 million in funding for the Arboretum Recreation Center, which will include a new half-court gym and multipurpose…
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Committee on Business and Economic Development Passes Budget Report Featuring Investments in District Small Businesses and Communities

Committee on Business and Economic Development Passes Budget Report Featuring Investments in District Small Businesses and Communities

Press Release
Committee on Business and Economic Development Passes Budget Report Featuring Investments in District Small Businesses and Communities Investments for the upcoming fiscal year include support for District businesses and commercial infrastructure with funds that support Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) capacity building, Main Street revitalization and expansion, financial stability, workforce investment, small business lending, and significant capital project financing. On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, the Committee on Business and Economic Development, led by Chair Kenyan R. McDuffie, passed its budget report for Fiscal Year 2020. The budget is the culmination of months of work including public hearings, meetings with advocates and stakeholders, and a budget engagement forum in Ward 5. With today’s vote in support of the budget report, Councilmember McDuffie said: “Developed through the lens of racial equity, the Committee’s…
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CM McDuffie Outlines Budget Priorities in Letter to Mayor

CM McDuffie Outlines Budget Priorities in Letter to Mayor

Letter
Download Councilmember McDuffie's Fiscal Year 2020 Full Budget Letter Here February 28, 2019 The Honorable Muriel Bowser Mayor of the District of Columbia 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20002 Re: Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal Dear Mayor Bowser: As you prepare your Fiscal Year 2020 (“FY20”) proposed budget, I would like to highlight a few Ward 5 priorities and request that you consider funding them in FY20. Last year, your Fair Shot budget made critical investments essential to Ward 5 residents such as supporting $20 million in funding for a new Lamond-Riggs library; $500,000 for new Main Streets and Clean Teams along South Dakota/Riggs Road and Bladensburg; and $300,000 for the design and creation of a statue of native Washingtonian and civil rights leader, Charles Hamilton Houston.…
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Committee on Business and Economic Development Performance and FY20 Budget Oversight Hearings

Committee on Business and Economic Development Performance and FY20 Budget Oversight Hearings

Legislation Information
The Committee on Business and Economic Development will hold the following performance oversight and budget oversight hearings. Date, Time, Room #Agencies on the AgendaMeeting TypeDate: Feb 13Room: 123Time: 10:00 AM* Department of Small and Local Business Development* Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking* Department of For-Hire Vehicles* For-Hire Vehicle Advisory CouncilPerformance Oversight HearingDate: Feb 26Room: 120Time: 2:00 PM* Public Service Commission* Office of the People’s Counsel* Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment* Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Performance Oversight HearingDate: Feb 27Room: 500Time: 10:00 AM* Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic DevelopmentPerformance Oversight HearingDate: April 3Room: 500Time: 10:00 AM* Department of Small and Local Business Development* Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking* Department of For-Hire Vehicles Budget Oversight HearingDate: April 8Room: 120Time: 10:00 AM* Public Service Commission* Office of…
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D.C. Budget Reflects Priorities of Ward 5 Residents

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On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the Council of the District of Columbia held the first of two votes on the District of Columbia Budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The second vote is scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 29, 2018.   The budget is the culmination of months of hearings and hundreds of hours of public testimony, resulting in a budget that invests in new facilities for Ward 5 residents of all ages, addresses root causes of crime through continued implementation of the NEAR Act, and supports neighborhoods and small business retail corridors. The following represents highlights of the proposed FY19 Budget: Ward 5 Priorities: Funding for improvements to Model Cities Senior Wellness Center. This popular senior facility will benefit from a renovation to expand opportunities to promote senior…
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Committee on Business and Economic Development Performance and FY19 Budget Oversight Hearings

Hearing
The Committee on Business and Economic Development will hold the following performance oversight and budget oversight hearings.   Date, Time, Room # Agencies on the Agenda Meeting Type Date: Feb 13 Room: 500 Time: 1:00 PM Department of Small and Local Business Development Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking Department of For-Hire Vehicles For-Hire Vehicle Advisory Council Performance Oversight Hearing Date: Feb 27 Room: 120 Time: 11:00 AM Public Service Commission Office of the People’s Counsel Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Performance Oversight Hearing Date: March 5 Room: 123 Time: 10:00 AM Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Performance Oversight Hearing Date: April 11 Room: 412 Time: 10:00 AM Department of Small and Local Business Development Department of Insurance,…
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With Final Vote for McDuffie’s “Expanding Access to Justice Act,” D.C. Takes Bold Step Toward Establishing Civil Right to Counsel

Media Advisory
Final vote of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget includes program to fund lawyers for low-income tenants in D.C. Landlord & Tenant Court Puts the District of Columbia on the path to establishing ‘Civil Gideon,’ the right to counsel in some civil cases For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Contact: Nolan Treadway, (202) 445-0361 Washington, D.C. – Today, the District of Columbia Council passed the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Act of 2017 which incorporates Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie's “Expanding Access to Justice Act.” This legislation creates a grant program, managed by the DC Bar Foundation, to provide free legal counsel to low-income tenants at or below 200% of the federal poverty line facing eviction. Upon Passage Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Stated: “I am encouraged that the Council today voted to…
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PRESS RELEASE: McDuffie Secures Important Funding for Ward 5 Priorities in FY 2018 Budget

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  Council budget includes funding for:   Recreation, education, and library facilities in Ward 5   Support for tenants & affordable housing and more inspectors at DCRA   A public health approach to public safety in the NEAR Act   And investments to improve the environment for CBEs & Small Businesses Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Council of the District of Columbia took its first vote on the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. Councilmember McDuffie's Ward 5 and District-wide budget priorities received overwhelming support. “I want to thank my colleagues on the Council for supporting my priorities as the Councilmember for Ward 5 and Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development,” said McDuffie. “This budget demonstrates the Council’s commitment to support Education, public safety, Affordable Housing, CBE capacity building,…
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DC Council’s Budget Delivers Important Wins for Ward 5

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Today, the Council of the District of Columbia took its first vote on the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. Importantly, the Council’s budget delivers significant investment in Ward 5 and maintains Councilmember McDuffie's pledge to return funds to several public safety programs such as restoring the more than $5 million in cuts to social and legal services for victims of crime, including domestic violence, sexual assault victims and abused and neglected children.  Moreover, the Council’s budget provides the capital necessary to implement the plan to close DC General but does so by using District owned facilities, ensuring that the sites are located in safe areas conducive to housing children and families, and saving the District millions of dollars. W Street Trash Transfer Station One of the most noteworthy investments made in…
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McDuffie Fights for Ward 5 Projects in FY14 Budget

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Dear Residents, Tomorrow, the Mayor will deliver his Fiscal Year 2014 budget to the Council. Once the Council receives the budget, we will begin a month-long process of conducting budget oversight hearings for the District’s agencies.   The Government Operations Committee, of which I am chair, has oversight over 19 agencies, and will hold budget oversight hearings on April 11, 22, 25, and May 2.  For a full listing of hearings, see the Council’s calendar. I have heard from many of you about what you would like to see in this year’s budget for Ward 5. Over the last several months, I have outlined my budget priorities with the Mayor and various agency heads, related both to Ward 5 and the agencies under my committee.  I presented them with realistic…
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