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From the Mayor’s Office yesterday:
“Today, the Council of the District of Columbia unanimously approved Mayor Bowser’s Fiscal Year 2022 spending plan – the District’s 26th consecutive balanced budget. Following the Council’s vote, the Mayor released the following statement:
“This budget is transformational, as it is a $17.5 billion investment in a more equitable DC, and an opportunity to give more Washingtonians a fair shot. It allows us to meet the moment we are facing by making the biggest investments in the residents and local businesses hit hardest by the health and economic crises of the past 17 months. By combining once-in-a-lifetime federal and stable local revenue, we are able to make historic investments in our city’s greatest challenges.
“We are targeting investments to ensure residents who need us the most have the resources and amenities in their neighborhoods too. That’s why I proposed and the Council passed critical investments including $58 million to expand access to grocery stores and sit-down restaurants in Wards 7 and 8 and $328 million to advance the construction of a new hospital at St. Elizabeths East.
“In addition to unprecedented investments in violence interruption, Building Blocks DC, and job opportunities for residents and this summer’s violent crime on at the forefront of residents’ concerns, I also put forth an $11 million proposal for new police officers based on what Chief Robert J. Contee said he needs right now. The Council, however, was only willing to do half of what he requested. As Mayor, I will continue to work with the Chief to get him what he needs to protect our residents and visitors, and my commitment to a comprehensive approach to public safety that includes violence interruption and associated social service and job opportunities remains firm.
“We have said throughout the pandemic that we are in this together, we will get through it together, and we will recover together. DC residents and businesses have sacrificed so much to protect our community and the Fair Shot Budget recognizes those sacrifices and invests in the many Washingtonians who made them.”
From ANXO (711 Kennedy Street, NW): “CELEBRATE WOMEN’S MONTH AT BRIGHTWOOD PIZZA! For the entire month of March we are celebrating women and raising money for the DC Abortion Fund….
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Thanks to Pia for sending this “Beautiful Vintage Ford truck” Sweet City Ride is made possible by readers like you!
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Dreaming of small-town charm with big-city convenience? Look no further than 7156 Main St in Clifton, Virginia! Nestled just 30 miles from the heart of Washington D.C., this picturesque property offers the best of both worlds.
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Imagine weekends exploring local shops, dining at charming cafes, and enjoying outdoor adventures in nearby parks. Then, commute to D.C. for work or play, soaking in all the culture, entertainment, and career opportunities the city has to offer.
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The 2024 DC Environmental Film Festival begins Thursday, March 21, at 7pm with the US Premiere screening of ANTARCTICA CALLING from Academy Award-winning director Luc Jacquet.
The Festival will continue through Saturday, March 30, offering dozens of screenings at venues