DC Council’s Budget Delivers Important Wins for Ward 5

Media Advisory
Today, the Council of the District of Columbia took its first vote on the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. Importantly, the Council’s budget delivers significant investment in Ward 5 and maintains Councilmember McDuffie's pledge to return funds to several public safety programs such as restoring the more than $5 million in cuts to social and legal services for victims of crime, including domestic violence, sexual assault victims and abused and neglected children.  Moreover, the Council’s budget provides the capital necessary to implement the plan to close DC General but does so by using District owned facilities, ensuring that the sites are located in safe areas conducive to housing children and families, and saving the District millions of dollars. W Street Trash Transfer Station One of the most noteworthy investments made in…
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Council Committee of the Whole Continues Push to Shut Down the W Street Trash Transfer Station

Press Release
For Immediate Release: Thursday May, 5 2016 Contact: Dionne Calhoun, 202-297-0152, dcalhoun@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – Today, the Council took another step urging the Executive to close and acquire the W Street Trash Transfer Station property. As Ward 5 residents know, the W Street Trash Transfer Station is a longstanding environmental injustice that has plagued our Brentwood neighborhood and Ward 5 as a whole for decades. In fact, the issue has even drawn national attention with a recent article in National Geographic.[1] Since taking office in 2012 Councilmember McDuffie has been working to close the W Street Trash Transfer Station. Councilmember McDuffie has requested that the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) investigate many of the complaints the office receives, and has authored legislation to assist DDOE in regulating the air…
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