Georgetown Budget Proposals Might Not Fly
A month or two can make a big difference in transitional times like these, and impact even supposedly long-negotiated, thought-out, professionally analyzed budget maneuverings — even in a monolithic one-party, […]
ANC 2E Notes, Nov. 1, 2022
Falling on the day after Halloween, this month’s ANC2e meeting had lower public attendance than usual (only 14 at the outset). “Not a huge crowd, but not a huge agenda […]
Embassy of Saudi Arabia’s New Street Address: ‘Jamal Khashoggi Way’
On June 15, at 1:14 p.m., members of Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) alongside D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson, Ward 2 Council member […]
2022 Endorsements: Bowser, Mendelson, Schwalb
While the Ward 2 election ballot may be thin, The Georgetowner shall weigh in on the June 21 Democratic primary, with early voting and mail-in ballots already happening. Let’s deal […]
ANC 2E December Report: Greenheart Juice, BID Plan on Expanded Sidewalks
Greenheart Juice Shop Denied BZA Support Due to Traffic Concerns Alicia Swanstrom, founder of Greenheart Juice Shop, spoke before the commission and requested support for a Board of Zoning Adjustment […]
Georgetown Lawyer Protests Protests
Georgetown resident and lawyer Don Crockett sent a formal letter to the mayor decrying certain protests in Georgetown, as well as the May 31 looting that followed the downtown protests.
Council Overturns Ad Tax
The tax, strongly opposed by The Georgetowner and other area news media, would have deeply hurt local newspapers and small businesses.
Council Approves Tax Increases, Cuts to Police
Against the mayor’s urging to hold off, the Council voted to raise an extra $63 million by increasing some business and other taxes, including a three-percent tax on all advertising.
D.C.’s Fiscal 2021 Budget Rosier Than Expected
While pay increases and new positions have been largely canceled or postponed for the next four years, only some 14 layoffs and no furloughs of D.C. employees are expected.
COVID-19 Update: D.C. Deaths Hit 24; Emergency Measures Planned
Mayor Muriel Bowser and District Council Chairman Phil Mendelson discussed “tough choices,” such as a hiring and pay freeze for most of D.C. government and a $600-million budget cut.