April 5, 2018 | Update

Ward 1 Update: Public Safety Summit, Budget Oversight

April 25: My 3rd Annual Ward 1 Public Safety Summit

Join me at my 3rd Annual Ward 1 Public Safety Summit where I bring together agencies and organizations working to address public safety as well as community members and the Metropolitan Police Department. This event is an annual opportunity for residents to get to know the teams serving their neighborhoods, learn more about public safety initiatives including the NEAR Act, and how to engage and support public safety efforts in the ward.

This year we’ll have MPD Chief Peter Newsham and Ward 1’s MPD District Commanders Randy Griffin and Stuart Emerman. We’ve also invited the Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, U.S. Attorney’s Office, DPR’s Roving Leaders, Collaborative Solutions for Communities, Community Mediation DC, Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), Department of Behavioral Health, and District Bridges.

Everyone deserves to live in a community where they feel safe. I’m in regular communication with the police commanders for Ward 1 to relay concerns from constituents and to ensure police have the resources they need. Last year I co-introduced and voted for the NEAR Act, our comprehensive criminal justice reform bill, which is now fully funded, and I continue to track its implementation closely. I’m also fighting to reduce gun violence, end street harassment, and secured funding for gang violence prevention in Ward 1.

3rd Annual Ward 1 Public Safety Summit

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Banneker Recreation Center (2500 Georgia Ave NW)


Budget Season Begins for the D.C. Council

Each spring, the DC Council reviews the Mayor’s proposed budget for the following year including hearings in each committee on specific agencies. As Chair of the Human Services Committee, I will be presiding over several budget oversight hearings to ensure the budget blueprint for the agencies under my committee’s purview will serve our residents well. Once the committee holds its budget oversight hearings and makes recommended changes, the full Council will debate and eventually pass next year’s budget. Learn more about the DC Council’s budget process here. Upcoming Human Services Committee budget oversight hearings:


Thursday, April 12, 2018

10:00 a.m.

Room 500 (Council Chambers)

Budget Oversight Hearing on the Department of Human Services

To Testify: Persons wishing to testify about the performance of the Department of Human Services may email: humanservices@dccouncil.us or call 202-724-8170.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

10:00 a.m.

Room 123

Budget Oversight Hearing on the Child and Family Services Agency and Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services

To Testify: Persons wishing to testify about the performance of these agencies may email: humanservices@dccouncil.us or call 202-724-8170.


Brianne on Your Block and Upcoming Constituent Service Walks

Drop by my next Brianne on Your Block community office hours for an informal chat about issues that matter to you.

You can also join my Constituent Services team for a Ward 1 Constituent Services Walk to flag any issues that may need to be reported to 311 or to a specific agency, such as park maintenance needs to DGS, vacant properties to DCRA, and public safety concerns to MPD. In the event of inclement weather, check my Twitter feed for cancellation notices.


Constituent Service Walk – 1300 & 1400 Blocks, Girard and Clifton

Date: Monday, April 9, 2018

Area: 1300 and 1400 blocks of Girard and Clifton St NW

Meeting Point: 14th St NW and Girard Park

Time: 5:45 pm


Constituent Service Walk – Georgia Ave NW

Date: Monday, April 16, 2018

Area: Georgia Ave NW and Kenyon St NW

Meeting Point: Georgia Ave NW and Kenyon St NW – SE Corner

Time: 5:45 pm


Constituent Service Walk – Southern Mount Pleasant

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018

Area: Southern Mount Pleasant

Meeting Point: Mount Pleasant St NW and Irving St NW – SW Corner

Time: 5:45 pm


Brianne on your Block – Columbia Heights

Date: Monday, April 30, 2018

Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Where: Sheba Café (3500 14th St NW)