McDuffie Applauds Funding for Crummell in Mayor’s Proposed Budget, Vows to Continue Fighting for Unfunded Priorities

McDuffie Applauds Funding for Crummell in Mayor’s Proposed Budget, Vows to Continue Fighting for Unfunded Priorities

Press Release
“The budget must make transformational investments that enable all residents to access economic opportunity, reliable housing and safe communities.” For Release: Thursday, May 27, 2021 Contact: Malcom Fox, 202-227-1701, mfox@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – Today, the Mayor released her FY22 budget, which invests in affordable housing, education, infrastructure and a safe COVID recovery. We must also take this opportunity to take bold steps to eliminate the District’s stark racial wealth gap; given the unprecedented level of federal stimulus dollars at our disposal, the time is now. Councilmember McDuffie requested $20M to fund the Child Wealth Building Act of 2021 and $100M for a guaranteed basic income pilot program, neither of which were funded, along with investments that directly support our workers and small businesses. “The budget must make transformational investments that…
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McDuffie Asks Mayor Gray: Where is the Plan for Ivy City?

Letter
For Immediate Release: December 13, 2012 McDuffie Asks Mayor Gray: Where is the Plan for Ivy City? Today, Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (D – Ward 5) sent a letter to Mayor Vincent Gray (D) urging him not to expend additional government resources on the lawsuit to operate a charter bus lot at the Alexander Crummell School in Ivy City or in further pursuit of the project. On December 10, the D.C. Superior Court issued a preliminary injunction halting the District from operating a charter bus lot at the Crummell School until the city consults with Ivy City’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) and conducts an environmental screening of the project. “The Alexander Crummell School is a nationally-designated historic landmark that has fallen into disrepair – largely due to the city’s neglect,” said…
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