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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

Bowser Announces Homelessness Plan

Mayor Muriel Bowser released her new homelessness initiative Feb. 9, which proposes to close the homeless shelter at D.C. General Hospital and open up eight smaller neighborhood shelters in each ward of the District. The council voted to approve Bowser’s plan last fall amid intense scrutiny of the D.C. General[Read More…]

by February 23, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Council Endorses Generous Paid Family Leave

The District of Columbia Universal Paid Leave Act, which would give people working in D.C. paid leave to care for a baby or ill relative, received the endorsement of D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) on Feb. 11, a major step forward for the bill. The bill was spearheaded by[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Reading Program Boosts Child Literacy

As a part of Education Week, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Director of the D.C. Public Library Richard Reyes-Gavilan announced a new component of the Sing, Talk and Read program called Books from Birth project on Feb. 4. The initiative, introduced to the D.C. Council by Councilmember Charles Allen[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Bowser Appoints New Workforce Development Head

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser announced the appointment of Odie Donald II as executive director of the D.C. Workforce Investment Council on Jan. 20, where he will oversee the District’s effort to comply with federal regulations under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The WIOA, which was signed by President[Read More…]

by February 9, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized

DC Council Approves Comprehensive Crime Bill

Despite financial concerns and a lack of support from Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Council of the District of Columbia unanimously approved a first reading of the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act of 2016 in a legislative meeting February 2, which seeks to approach crime in the District as a public[Read More…]

by February 9, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Mayors Outline Economic, Political Policy Solutions

Mayors Outline Economic, Political Policy Solutions

Mayors Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C., Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City, Okla., Sly James of Kansas City, Mo. and Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio discussed strategies to combat economic inequality, increase the quality of education and reduce violence in their cities at a panel discussion hosted by the Georgetown Institute[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Walmart Abruptly Cancels D.C. Stores

Citing recent disappointment in the financial performances of its three Washington, D.C. stores, Walmart abruptly cancelled the planned construction of two stores in some of D.C.’s poorer areas Jan. 15. As part of its deal to enter the D.C. market three years ago, Walmart promised to build two supercenters in[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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President John J. DeGioia, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Chinese People’s Association for the Friendship of Foreign Countries Vice President Xie Yuan and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans pose for a photo during the trip.

DeGioia Joins DC Delegation to China

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser traveled to China as part of a trade delegation pushing for increased Chinese tourism and Chinese investment in the District in early November. The trip brought together around 40 representatives from District government, businesses, healthcare organizations, real estate groups,[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top