Facing a Two-Front Crisis

May 5, 2020

The District is facing a two-front exigent crisis. At one front, a health crisis with the potential to cripple the city’s health system, with thousands sick and many potential deaths; at the other front, a financial crisis that could set …

Jack Evans Report: Hyde-Addison Returns to Georgetown

September 13, 2019

Georgetown’s Hyde-Addison Elementary School has reopened! Two years after the start of a massive project to modernize the school, pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students walked through the doors on Aug. 29. I joined Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Public Schools Chancellor Lewis …

Hate Crimes Are Trending Up

October 24, 2018

A town hall discussion centered on hate crimes education was held last week in response to two recent bias-related crimes, or hate crimes, committed on 16th Street NW at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and U Street.

This educational

Solving Ward 2’s Rat Problem

October 10, 2018

Residents in Ward 2 and the rest of the District are searching for a solution to the city’s ratproblem. According to the Washington Post, calls made to 311 “are soaring” and city officials are using every method available to rid

Sports Betting on Council’s Fall Agenda

September 26, 2018

Last week, the Council of the District of Columbia returned from summer recess to convene its first legislative session since July. The Council’s 22nd legislative period is coming to an end in December. Any bill that hasn’t been voted on …

Council Returns, Dockless Vehicle News

September 12, 2018

The D.C. Council is in the final week of its annual legislative recess, as Council members and staff begin to prepare for the first legislative meeting since July. Be on the lookout for announcements of the public roundtable and hearings

Metro: No Silver Bullet

August 22, 2018

August can be a quiet time for the District Council. No hearings or votes are scheduled until we reconvene in mid-September. But I still find that Metro keeps me very busy. In the past couple of weeks, Metro has been

A Night at ‘Romeo and Juliet’

August 8, 2018

Summer has arrived in the District and that means Ward 2 Night at the Shakespeare Theatre is right around the corner.

Last year, the Shakespeare Theatre Company brought an amazing production of “Othello”to the stage, with Faran Tahir (from “Star

Committing to a Sustainable Future

July 25, 2018

At the last legislative session, I introduced a ban on non-compostable plastic straws and stirrers in the District with Council member Mary Cheh and Chairman Phil Mendelson. The Council has declared this the Year of the Anacostia River, and D.C.

More AA+ Ratings for D.C.

July 11, 2018

Great news! Standard & Poor’s and Fitch raised the District of Columbia’s bond rating to AA+. They now join Moody’s, which previously rated the District as AA+. This is the highest bond rating the city has ever earned from the