Post Tagged with: "D.C. Council"

This statue of Confederate Gen. Albert Pike in Judiciary Square has been the center of D.C. leaders’ criticism. City officials have called on the National Park Service to remove it.

Council Considers Memorials to Minorities, Women

  A bill proposing the construction of monuments to honor native Washingtonian women and people of color in each of Washington, D.C.’s eight wards will move forward to a public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 5, taking the next step toward becoming law. The bill comes after D.C. leaders including Mayor[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
The D.C. Council is considering bills that would put the city on track to establish public Wi-Fi and digital literacy services.

D.C. Council Considers Public Wi-Fi and Digital Literacy Bill

The Washington, D.C. Council is considering two bills this week that aim to make public wireless internet available to city residents to promote digital literacy. These bills are intended to close the gap between residents with and without Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi Task Force Act of 2017 proposes a task force[Read More…]

by September 26, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

D.C. Council to Vote on Raises for Public School Teachers

The Washington, D.C. Council is expected to vote on a proposed contract to raise D.C. Public Schools teachers’ salaries Oct. 3, following five years without a contract between teachers and the city’s public school system. If approved, the contract between the District’s public school teachers’ union and city officials would[Read More…]

by September 25, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Mayor Launches Homelessness Reform

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced her plan to address Washington, D.C.’s homelessness crisis response system with a set of proposed administrative and legislative policy changes during a meeting with the District’s Interagency Council on Homelessness Sept. 1. “Homelessness can seem so big and so insurmountable, but the fact is we can[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Council Faces Growing Winter Homelessness Crisis

Pressed by a potentially severe winter and rapidly decreasing shelter space, the D.C. Council is considering further action to combat the problem of homelessness, already having tweaked the operation of shelters this winter. According to a report from the Washington City Paper, D.C. General, the city’s largest homeless shelter, was[Read More…]

by January 16, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Marijuana No Longer Criminal

Possession and private use of marijuana will no longer be treated as a criminal offense in D.C. for individuals over 21 under a bill passed by the D.C. Council with a vote of 10 to one Tuesday, pending approval by Mayor Vincent Gray and Congress. The bill will reduce the[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
First Marijuana Dispensary to Open

First Marijuana Dispensary to Open

The District’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Capital City Care, is slated to open next month at 1334 North Capitol Street NW, two years after the D.C. Council legalized medical use of the drug. “This will be the first time qualified patients in D.C. have legal access to this medicine. Patients[Read More…]

by March 19, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Evans Plans Mayoral Bid

Although the District of Columbia’s mayoral race is more than a year away, Councilman Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) has already announced his intention to run for the city’s highest office. Evans, who represents the Georgetown area in city council, has not yet filed any official paperwork but iterated to The[Read More…]

by February 22, 2013 0 comments City News, News

DC to Vote on Budget Control

Washington, D.C. voters will cast their ballots on a proposed amendment to D.C.’s home rule charter that would give the D.C. Council direct control over the city’s budget April 23. Currently, the District’s yearly budgets must be approved by Congress during the federal budget process, and supporters say that the[Read More…]

by January 15, 2013 0 comments City News, News
STERN: Council Defies DC Law

STERN: Council Defies DC Law

In the District of Columbia, targeting students is against the law. Apparently, no one told that to the city council. College upperclassmen across the District who have cars innocently assume that obtaining an out-of-state permit is a simple process. Such “reciprocity permits” are, after all, available to the vast majority[Read More…]

by September 18, 2012 0 comments Opinion