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Moving Ahead through Budget Uncertainty

It's budget oversight season in DC. And with currently somber revenue forecasts, Mayor Bowser has proposed many budget cuts this year. I've made it my priority to advise DC Council on which programs and services are too valuable to deny funding. That includes support for victims of domestic violence, as well as action on the devastating overdose crisis that continues to kill Washingtonians at alarming rates.

Independent of the budget struggles, Adams Morgan is preparing for an active late spring and summer. There are many opportunities to get involved in the neighborhood, such as volunteering with me and other neighbors to care for Kalorama Park.

Many Adams Morgan neighbors joined ANC 1C commissioners and representatives of DC's Department of Health to pick up trash and identify rat hot spots throughout the neighborhood

Now let's review April 2024, look forward to May 2024, meet our organization + business in focus, and see this month's video briefing.

  • Supported (9-0) liquor license applications and settlement agreements for Izumi and Fabulous

  • Settlement agreements are voluntary contracts between community groups like the ANC and liquor vendors over the terms of their business operations

  • Passed (9-0) a resolution opposing the Initiative Amendment Act of 2023

  • Supported (9-0) modifications to the zoning and historic preservation applications to redevelop 1836-1840 Kalorama Rd NW

  • Passed (9-0) a budget recommendation letter advising DC Council on key budget needs for Adams Morgan in FY 2025

  • Completed OANC ethics training, hosted with BEGA

  • Participated in ANC 1C rat walk and trash cleanup

  • Testified at Committee on Health budget performance oversight hearing calling for investment in safe consumption sites to reduce overdose deaths

  • Testified at Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety budget oversight hearing on the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants calling to reverse proposed funding cuts for survivors of domestic violence

  • Endorsed Initiative 83, which would introduce ranked choice voting and open primaries to DC elections

  • Signed letter urging DC Council reverse Mayor's proposal to cut funding to OANC

  • Participated in OANC Robert's Rules of Order training for current ANC chairpersons

  • Contributed to Howard University News Service article on the importance of community trash cleanups

  • May 1: ANC 1C general meeting (agenda here, link to attend here)

  • May 18: Adams Morgan’s annual Mother of All Yard Sales will take place throughout the neighborhood

  • Ongoing: I am organizing with residents and commissioners regarding issues at residential properties controlled by UIP Property Management

  • If you've had problems while living in a UIP property and we haven't already spoken, please send me a message


Organization in focus: My Sister's Place

When they began: 1983

What they do: provide a hotline, shelter, and related services to survivors of domestic

How you can help: become a volunteer and/or send a donation

Business in focus: Lapis

Industry: Food and beverage

Address: 1847 Columbia Road NW

In Adams Morgan since: 2015

Regularly collecting accolades, be sure not to overlook their brunch menu

If you would like to nominate an Adams Morgan business or DC organization (including your own!) to be featured in a future month's update, message me here

See a reference or abbreviation you don't understand? Look it up in my ANC key term index

Don't miss May's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is Great Weight


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