Washington’s mayor and police chief are concerned that a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana will lead to widespread pot smoking in public.
Twenty years ago, Jim Foster says, the Anacostia Watershed Society was busy trying to get tires out of the river. Now that the big stuff is more or less gone, and dumping has been made a felony, AWS’s focus is on the smaller stuff.
The District of Columbia’s mayor has signed a bill that will raise the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 per hour in 2016.
District of Columbia Councilmember Tommy Wells is proposing fines of $25 and $100 for possessing or smoking marijuana in a bid to decriminalize small amounts of pot.
The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to a bill that would eliminate property taxes for some elderly residents.
D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells says the Council has approved a funding request to hire 50 new police officers.
Michael A. Brown will attempt to return to the D.C. Council, this time as a Democrat. The independent was defeated in November by independent David Grosso.
David Grosso is set to be sworn in as the newest member of the D.C. Council. Grosso, an independent, defeated incumbent Michael A. Brown in November to win an at-large council seat.
Anita Bonds has been selected as an interim member of the D.C. Council.
District of Columbia councilmember member Harry Thomas Jr. pleaded guilty to stealing funds earmarked for youth sports programs. Another, Kwame R. Brown, was accused of lying about his income on bank loan applications and is set to appear in federal court Friday morning.