While there were celebrations of America’s independence all over D.C. this weekend, there will be no such celebration for the District itself anytime soon.
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says the approval of a budget autonomy referendum by District of Columbia voters has led to new talks about a bill that would accomplish the same thing.
On Tuesday, voters in the nation’s capital are all but certain to approve a charter amendment that would grant the city more control over its municipal budget.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is urging city residents to vote for budget autonomy when the measure goes before voters next week.
Supporters of budget autonomy for the District of Columbia will be making their case to members of Congress and their staffs.