Council Passes 2023 Budget; Awaits Mayor’s Signature

May 30, 2022

The Council of the District of Columbia passed Mayor Bowser’s $19.5 billion 2023 budget on May 24. It was the culmination of a long unique District process that takes months […]

Bowser’s ‘Fair Shot’ $19.5 Billion Budget Adds Cops, 2 Schools

March 21, 2022

The fiscal 2023 budget proposed by Mayor Muriel Bowser at a D.C. Council meeting March 18 hits $19.5 billion, a historic high. That is 10 percent higher than the revised […]

Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola Still a Possibility 

August 19, 2021

The future is still possible in Georgetown. In its approved 2022 budget, the D.C. Council included $10 million for the city to purchase 3607 M St. NW —  site of […]

Police Chief Robert Contee on Crime Prevention, Security, Police Reform

May 24, 2021

“A safe community is important in all the work we do and if people do not feel safe in their community, then we still have important work to do,” said Robert […]

Pinto, McDuffie Call on Mayor to Ease COVID Restrictions

May 10, 2021

District Council members Brooke Pinto and Kenyan McDuffie made an impassioned plea on behalf of their wards’ schoolchildren, families, workers and businesses.

Women’s History Month Event Features Lewis George, Henderson and Pinto

March 25, 2021

The D.C. mayor’s office held a teleconference featuring the “newest female Council members”: Brooke Pinto (Ward 2), Christina Henderson (At-Large) and Janeese Lewis George (Ward 4).

Downtowner DC: Razor Wire, E-Mopeds, Schools, Metrorail, Crime

March 1, 2021

Lime’s e-moped addition will make the company the first micro-mobility provider to offer three shared electric vehicle types on one platform.

Ward 2 Community Budget Meeting, Feb. 25

February 22, 2021

District Council member Brooke Pinto is inviting the public to attend the virtual meeting this Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Downtowner DC: Fireworks, Lloyd Austin, Nats Apparel, HQ2

February 8, 2021

Here is a round up of the latest news items from around town, including the Council’s override of two mayoral vetoes and several non-COVID fatalities.

Exclusive Interview With Departing MPD Chief Peter Newsham

December 3, 2020

The Georgetowner sat down with Newsham on a Zoom call to discuss D.C. policing in the era of COVID, Black Lives Matter, District Council conflicts and rising crime in Georgetown.