Articles tagged: Mayor Bowser
Bowser looks to change D.C. building height laws to reinvigorate downtown
Mayor Muriel Bowser is considering amending the D.C. Height Act to allow the maximum height of buildings in the District to be raised from 130 to 160 feet.
Mayor Bowser creates new program to support families transitioning out of homelessness
Mayor Bowser has introduced the Career Mobility Act Plan, a program that helps 600 selected families transition out of homelessness by providing personalized career support and rent assistance.
D.C. must prioritize housing people over evicting encampments
The District must immediately halt scheduled homeless encampment evictions, redouble its efforts to properly execute its hypothermia plan, and accelerate investments in affordable housing over the long term.
D.C. is in the midst of a housing crisis. Advocates believe it doesn’t have to be.
This article is part of our 2021 contribution to the D.C. Homeless Crisis Reporting Project in collaboration with other local newsrooms. The collective works will be published throughout the day... Read more
D.C. teacher’s union fights for COVID-19 protective measures, sparks backlash from the city
The tension culminated in the District filing a restraining order against WTU to prevent a potential strike against reopening.
Mayor Bowser recognizes gun violence as a public health crisis, launches prevention program
Mayor Bowser signed a Mayor’s Order recognizing gun violence as a public health crisis and announced the creation of a prevention program.
Following new D.C. law, the Corp plans to reverse cashless policy by Fall 2021
The Corp will begin accepting cash again following the passage of the Cashless Retailers Prohibition Act of 2019.
Mayor Bowser appoints new MPD police chief
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser appointee Robert J. Contee III replaced outgoing Peter Newsham as chief of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
D.C. takes the next step towards reopening
Washington D.C. will begin Phase Two of reopening from the shutdown caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus on June 22, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on June 19. Phase... Read more
Mayor Bowser extends D.C. lockdown, charts path to reopening
On May 13, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced D.C.’s stay-at-home order and public health emergency have both been extended through June 8. The decision is part of a plan headed by... Read more
March for Our Lives Georgetown discusses gun violence
“This is not a Republican issue. This is not a Democratic issue. This is an American issue,” said Dr. Joseph Sakran, director of emergency general surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital... Read more
D.C. Must Keep the Circulator Free
Since Feb. 1, D.C.’s bright red and yellow Circulator buses have been free to ride. A sack is slung over the fare box bearing the slogan “Fair Shot”—the name of... Read more
Congress must allow D.C. to regulate legal marijuana
In 1998, D.C. legalized medical marijuana. But in the two decades since, Congress has blocked D.C. from spending any money on regulating marijuana, whether for medical purposes or recreational use,... Read more
D.C. Must Renew Disability Assistance Contract
The Department of Disability Services (DDS) announced on May 31 that it would terminate its contract with Georgetown University at the end of August. Georgetown runs the District of Columbia... Read more
Bowser Funds Draw Questions
In recent weeks, a number of reports have surfaced concerning funds used in District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 2014 mayoral campaign. This editorial board believes that these reports, and... Read more