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DC Hosts First Maternal and Infant Health Summit

DC Hosts First Maternal and Infant Health Summit

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) will explore solutions to address the high rates of maternal mortality experienced by people of color across the nation at the first Maternal and Infant Health Summit on Sep. 12. The goal of the summit is to push a broad range of objectives, including[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
The Metropolitan Police Department and Washington, D.C.'s Fraternal Order of Police reached their first mutually agreed upon contract since 2001.

MPD, Police Union Reach First Labor Contract Agreement Since 2001

The first mutually agreed upon labor contract between the Metropolitan Police Department and Washington, D.C. police union Fraternal Order of Police in almost two decades was reached Aug. 30, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced last week. Following more than a year of negotiations, the new contract offers union members increased[Read More…]

by September 6, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The rate of homelessness in the District fell 10.5 percent from 2016 to 2017, during the first full year of the program’s implementation, according to a Jan. 10 news release from Mayor Bowser’s office.

DC Holiday Housing Initiative Proves Successful

The Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) granted permanent housing to 422 Washington, D.C. residents formerly experiencing homelessness through its Home for the Holidays initiative, which began in November 2017 and concluded Jan. 10. The initiative, which exceeded its original goal of placing 400 households into permanent residences in two[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
21 residents of Ward 3 have banded together to file a lawsuit against Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and D.C. Council about the pending development of a new homeless shelter.

Ward 3 Residents Sue Mayor, DC Council Over Proposed Homeless Shelter

Twenty-one Ward 3 residents in Washington, D.C., have sued Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and the D.C. Council in order to stop the building of a homeless shelter in the area, alleging they were not consulted in the planning process. The lawsuit encompasses the complaints of 21 citizens living around the[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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Bowser Pushes Initiatives to Accommodate Homeless

In light of an influx of families seeking shelter during a record-breaking winter storm this year, homelessness in Washington, D.C., became an increasingly prominent issue, with Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) recently announcing plans to close the city’s dilapidated D.C. General Family Shelter. According to the District’s Interagency Council on Homelessness,[Read More…]

Bowser’s Homelessness Plan Faces Backlash Over Costs, Location

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) plan to replace the D.C. General Family Shelter with eight smaller sites in each ward of Washington, D.C., has come under fire throughout March due to concerns over transparency, cost and proposed shelter locations. Bowser announced Feb. 9 that the city would fund new shelters to[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Bowser Spotlights Education, Wages in 2017 Budget

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) submitted the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget and Financial Plan, which includes a record $13.4 billion spending proposal, to the Council of the District of Columbia on March 24. The budget, entitled “A Fair Shot,” calls for a growth of about $400 million from last year’s plan[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Homelessness Influx Prompts City Response

Washington, D.C., faces the challenge of accommodating 700 displaced families during the hypothermia season from Nov. 1 to April 1, when below-freezing temperatures trigger the right-to-shelter law in D.C. that mandates housing for all homeless people. The surge in homeless families seeking shelter has prompted Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration to[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Mayor Tightens Gun Control

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier displayed more than 60 illegal guns recently seized by the MPD at a press conference Sept. 8 to highlight the Bowser administration’s commitment to reducing the number of illegal guns bought and sold in the city. The women discussed the[Read More…]

by September 15, 2015 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