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The Council has 13 Members - eight ward representatives and five, including the Chairman, elected at-large. The Council conducts its work through standing committees and special committees established as needed. Council staff performs legislative research, bill drafting, program and policy analysis, and constituent services. In addition, the Council is supported by centralized administrative, legal, technology, and budget offices.

Mission: To enact laws, approve the District's annual operating budget, and establish and oversee programs and operations of all District government agencies.

Operating as usual

Did you know: Your phone can track your COVID exposures!Over *650,000 phones* in DC have opted into this function. Have ...
02/28/2021

Did you know: Your phone can track your COVID exposures!

Over *650,000 phones* in DC have opted into this function. Have you done your part?

The more of us who sign up, the better the program works. So sign up today! Right now!

Here’s how: bit.ly/36W3e13

Here's hoping former Ward 6 Councilmember & @DOEE_DC Director @tommywells got what he wants for his birthday today: a wi...
02/28/2021

Here's hoping former Ward 6 Councilmember & @DOEE_DC Director @tommywells got what he wants for his birthday today: a wishable, cakeable DC

(PS: Our annual apologies for declaring February 27th an antiholiday--for totally unrelated #DCStatehood reasons--earlier today...)

On this date in 1801, DC residents lost their ability to vote for members of Congress. (From 1790 to 1800, they continue...
02/28/2021

On this date in 1801, DC residents lost their ability to vote for members of Congress. (From 1790 to 1800, they continued voting for their prior MD/VA Reps/Senators.)

February 27* should be an antiholiday in DC. #DCStatehood

* (&/or December 1, some say)

Video now availablePerformance Oversight Hearing- Department of Corrections @DCCorrections - Board of Elections @Vote4DC...
02/27/2021

Video now available

Performance Oversight Hearing
- Department of Corrections @DCCorrections
- Board of Elections @Vote4DC
- Office of Campaign Finance

https://bit.ly/3syCVWN

Video now availablePerformance Oversight Hearing- Office of Contracting & Procurement @DCOCP - Contract Appeals Board- O...
02/27/2021

Video now available

Performance Oversight Hearing
- Office of Contracting & Procurement @DCOCP
- Contract Appeals Board
- Office of the Chief Technology Officer @OCTODC

https://bit.ly/3bKdz1w

Video now availablePerformance Oversight Hearing- Department of Human Resources @dcdhr- Office of Labor Relations & Coll...
02/27/2021

Video now available

Performance Oversight Hearing
- Department of Human Resources @dcdhr
- Office of Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining

https://bit.ly/3dS8jeN

Video now availableRoundtable on:- Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of the District of Columbia @u...
02/27/2021

Video now available

Roundtable on:
- Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of the District of Columbia @udc_edu & the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 500, CtW @SEIULocal500

https://bit.ly/3krtXba

Video now availablePerformance Oversight Hearing- Offices on* African Affairs @MOAA_DC* African American Affairs @MOAAA_...
02/27/2021

Video now available

Performance Oversight Hearing
- Offices on
* African Affairs @MOAA_DC
* African American Affairs @MOAAA_DC
* Asian/Pacific Islander Affairs @dcmoapia
* Latino Affairs @OLADCGov

https://bit.ly/3dTpH2I

Video now availablePerformance Oversight Hearing- Office of Admin. Hearings- Advisory Commission to OAH- Commission on S...
02/27/2021

Video now available

Performance Oversight Hearing
- Office of Admin. Hearings
- Advisory Commission to OAH
- Commission on Selection/Tenure of Admin. Law Judges
- Office of the Inspector General @OIGDC

https://bit.ly/3pZvKVZ

Video now availablePerformance Oversight Hearing- Homeland Security/Emergency Management Agency @DC_HSEMA - Homeland Sec...
02/27/2021

Video now available

Performance Oversight Hearing
- Homeland Security/Emergency Management Agency @DC_HSEMA
- Homeland Security Commission
- DC National Guard @DCGuard1802

https://bit.ly/3bIpa17

Video now availablePerformance Oversight Hearing- Board of Ethics and Government Accountability @dcbega https://bit.ly/3...
02/27/2021

Video now available

Performance Oversight Hearing
- Board of Ethics and Government Accountability @dcbega

https://bit.ly/3q4j9ki

Video now availablePerformance Oversight Hearing- District Department of Transportation @DDOTDC - DC Bicycle Advisory Co...
02/27/2021

Video now available

Performance Oversight Hearing
- District Department of Transportation @DDOTDC
- DC Bicycle Advisory Council @DCBAC
- Pedestrian Advisory Council @DC_PAC
- Multimodal Accessibility Advisory Council @AccessibleDC

https://bit.ly/3ktmybc

Monday, 10:30AM@chmnmendelson holds his traditional pre-Legislative Meeting media briefing, discusses the agendas for th...
02/27/2021

Monday, 10:30AM
@chmnmendelson holds his traditional pre-Legislative Meeting media briefing, discusses the agendas for the following day’s meetings, & other topics of the day

Watch the briefing
https://bit.ly/2JNZIro

Agendas & how to watch March 2 mtgs
https://bit.ly/2ZVe17o

Here are the latest versions of our Performance Oversight and Budget hearing schedules. Any changes since the prior publ...
02/27/2021

Here are the latest versions of our Performance Oversight and Budget hearing schedules. Any changes since the prior published schedule are found on page 2 of each document.

https://bit.ly/3sCgi3F

https://bit.ly/3bOqj7l

Monday, NoonPerformance Oversight Hearing- Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment @entertain_dc - Ser...
02/27/2021

Monday, Noon

Performance Oversight Hearing
- Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment @entertain_dc
- Serve DC @ServeDC
- Public Access Commission

Watch live:
https://bit.ly/3keKpvb

Monday, 9AMPerformance Oversight Hearing- District of Columbia Housing Authority (Public Witnesses Only re: housing vouc...
02/27/2021

Monday, 9AM

Performance Oversight Hearing

- District of Columbia Housing Authority (Public Witnesses Only re: housing voucher & @DCHumanServ Programs run by @DC_Housing)

Watch:
– Council site https://bit.ly/2ooL0l1
– OCTFME site https://bit.ly/2JNZIro
– On TV, Channel 13

Monday, 9AMPerformance Oversight Hearing- Department of Human Services- Interagency Council on HomelessnessWatch:– On th...
02/27/2021

Monday, 9AM

Performance Oversight Hearing

- Department of Human Services
- Interagency Council on Homelessness

Watch:
– On the Council site, at https://bit.ly/2ooL0l1
– On the OCTFME site, at https://bit.ly/2JNZIro
– On TV, usually Channel 13

Did you know: Your phone can track your COVID exposures!Over *650,000 phones* in DC have opted into this function. Have ...
02/27/2021

Did you know: Your phone can track your COVID exposures!

Over *650,000 phones* in DC have opted into this function. Have you done your part?

The more of us who sign up, the better the program works. So sign up today! Right now!

Here’s how: bit.ly/36W3e13

Watch live nowRoundtableStudent Learning Loss: What is the District’s Plan?Watch live:https://bit.ly/37MEJnf
02/26/2021

Watch live now

Roundtable

Student Learning Loss: What is the District’s Plan?

Watch live:
https://bit.ly/37MEJnf

Tune in now to hear @marycheh quiz me on proper recycling triage on today's rebroadcast #HearingTheCouncil. We sort lunc...
02/26/2021

Tune in now to hear @marycheh quiz me on proper recycling triage on today's rebroadcast #HearingTheCouncil. We sort lunch trash live on the air, then spend the rest of the episode digging deep into laws on trash, waste, & recycling. Tune in at dcradio.gov & 96.3FM HD4

A hearing on Thursday will allow Councilmembers to question Administration officials & hear from the public about the tr...
02/26/2021

A hearing on Thursday will allow Councilmembers to question Administration officials & hear from the public about the troubles with vaccine appointment technology this week, and the planned mid-March rollout of separate registration & appointment-making systems

For more info, see https://twitter.com/vincegrayward7/status/1365351687343529991?s=21

Watch live nowPerformance Oversight Hearing- Pedestrian Advisory Council @DC_PAC - Multimodal Accessibility Advisory Cou...
02/26/2021

Watch live now

Performance Oversight Hearing
- Pedestrian Advisory Council @DC_PAC
- Multimodal Accessibility Advisory Council @AccessibleDC

Watch:
– On the Council site, at https://bit.ly/2ooL0l1
– On the OCTFME site, at https://bit.ly/2JNZIro
– On TV, usually Channel 13

Did you know: Your phone can track your COVID exposures!Over *650,000 phones* in DC have opted into this function. Have ...
02/26/2021

Did you know: Your phone can track your COVID exposures!

Over *650,000 phones* in DC have opted into this function. Have you done your part?

The more of us who sign up, the better the program works. So sign up today! Right now!

Here’s how: bit.ly/36W3e13

Watch live nowPerformance Oversight Hearing- District Department of Transportation @DDOTDC - DC Bicycle Advisory Council...
02/26/2021

Watch live now

Performance Oversight Hearing
- District Department of Transportation @DDOTDC
- DC Bicycle Advisory Council @DCBAC

Watch:
– On the Council site, at https://bit.ly/2ooL0l1
– On the OCTFME site, at https://bit.ly/2JNZIro
– On TV, usually Channel 13

Watch live nowPerformance Oversight Hearing- Secretary of the District of Columbia @SecretaryofDC - Commission on the ML...
02/26/2021

Watch live now

Performance Oversight Hearing
- Secretary of the District of Columbia @SecretaryofDC
- Commission on the MLK, Jr. Holiday

Watch live
https://bit.ly/2NEtiak

Watch live nowPerformance Oversight Hearing- Department of Aging and Community Living (Public Witnesses Only) @DCAgingNe...
02/26/2021

Watch live now

Performance Oversight Hearing
- Department of Aging and Community Living (Public Witnesses Only) @DCAgingNews
- Commission on Aging
- Age-Friendly DC Task Force @AgeFriendlyDC
- Office of the City Administrator @DC_OCA

Watch live
https://bit.ly/2NEtiak

Watch live nowPerformance Oversight Hearing- Board of Ethics and Government Accountability @dcbega Watch:– On the Counci...
02/26/2021

Watch live now

Performance Oversight Hearing
- Board of Ethics and Government Accountability @dcbega

Watch:
– On the Council site, at https://bit.ly/2ooL0l1
– On the OCTFME site, at https://bit.ly/2JNZIro
– On TV, usually Channel 13

The Council has a podcast?!?Learn about your councilmembers’ policy passions, origin stories & what makes them tickSubsc...
02/26/2021

The Council has a podcast?!?

Learn about your councilmembers’ policy passions, origin stories & what makes them tick

Subscribe to #HearingTheCouncil on Apple Podcasts at: apple.co/3nSgZEM
(Or on SoundCloud, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, etc...)

Tomorrow, 9AMPerformance Oversight Hearing- Secretary of the District of Columbia @SecretaryofDC - Commission on the MLK...
02/25/2021

Tomorrow, 9AM

Performance Oversight Hearing
- Secretary of the District of Columbia @SecretaryofDC
- Commission on the MLK, Jr. Holiday

Watch live
https://bit.ly/2NEtiak

Tomorrow, 9AMPerformance Oversight Hearing- Department of Aging and Community Living (Public Witnesses Only) @DCAgingNew...
02/25/2021

Tomorrow, 9AM

Performance Oversight Hearing
- Department of Aging and Community Living (Public Witnesses Only) @DCAgingNews
- Commission on Aging
- Age-Friendly DC Task Force @AgeFriendlyDC
- Office of the City Administrator @DC_OCA

Watch live
https://bit.ly/2NEtiak

Tomorrow, NoonPerformance Oversight Hearing- Pedestrian Advisory Council @DC_PAC - Multimodal Accessibility Advisory Cou...
02/25/2021

Tomorrow, Noon

Performance Oversight Hearing
- Pedestrian Advisory Council @DC_PAC
- Multimodal Accessibility Advisory Council @AccessibleDC

Watch:
– On the Council site, at https://bit.ly/2ooL0l1
– On the OCTFME site, at https://bit.ly/2JNZIro
– On TV, usually Channel 13

Tomorrow, NoonPerformance Oversight Hearing- District Department of Transportation @DDOTDC - DC Bicycle Advisory Council...
02/25/2021

Tomorrow, Noon

Performance Oversight Hearing
- District Department of Transportation @DDOTDC
- DC Bicycle Advisory Council @DCBAC

Watch:
– On the Council site, at https://bit.ly/2ooL0l1
– On the OCTFME site, at https://bit.ly/2JNZIro
– On TV, usually Channel 13

Tomorrow, 9AMPerformance Oversight Hearing- Board of Ethics and Government Accountability @dcbega Watch:– On the Council...
02/25/2021

Tomorrow, 9AM

Performance Oversight Hearing
- Board of Ethics and Government Accountability @dcbega

Watch:
– On the Council site, at https://bit.ly/2ooL0l1
– On the OCTFME site, at https://bit.ly/2JNZIro
– On TV, usually Channel 13

Address

1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C., DC
20004

Closest Metro stations are Federal Triangle (Orange/Blue) and Metro Center (Red)

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To carry out its duties, the Council considers how a proposed law would affect citizens and the quality of life in the District, analyzes its fiscal impact and holds public hearings to solicit citizen comment. Council standing committees conduct oversight hearings on government operation. In addition, Members assist citizens in accessing government services.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 17:30

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Who do you contact if either of the At Large Members and my Ward 4 council members won't respond to your emails.
PLEASE explain how a guy from NY gets and uses a Capitol Police Riot Shield and Police Body Armor. I am SURE you will INGORE this Post, and pray it goes away. But to me and many many other people We Have A Right To Know! since the guy is the son of a Judge I wonder if the Chief of Police handed this guy the Police equipment himself.
MSNBC's Joy Reid says D.C. rioters would have been 'shackled, arrested or dead' had it been a Black Lives Matter protest.
Seeing this makes me deeply concerned. What is DC's outreach plan to make sure that available vaccine is not wasted? Are vaccinations being scheduled? With so many people left to vaccinate, I would hope this is being very carefully organized and scheduled to ensure that every vaccine dosage is used and not wasted. How is the department of health overseeing this and helping to roll it out? How is Council overseeing? How is the Mayor overseeing? It would seem essential to have a daily report of how many people are vaccinated, how many vaccination doses remain available, and how many vaccine doses are destroyed daily with so many people remaining unprotected and the virus raging and becoming even more contagious. Id also like to see more federal aid and coordination, but we know there is no hope of that until late January at the earliest. So what is DC doing????
Le bioterrorisme va se produire aux USA et non en France tous les chimistes biologistes biotechnologistes et biochimistes SONT visés de 2o2o -2o28. La majorité des scientifiques qui soutiennent Biden ont une zone de sécurité en France tandis que j'ai une enveloppe en plastique scellée par la NASA pour sceller mon hypothétique invitation de passeport et mon acceptation en France afin que je sois protégé de la peste bubonique et non infecté, je suis le VIH - ce qui signifie que mon corps peut combattre COVID en particulier avec les suppléments antimicrobiens EDTA. La France et moi avons besoin de notre aide pour créer le vaccin contre l'herpès pour réduire la transmission du VIH et la méningtite.Les républicains de Géorgie ont théoriquement essayé d'embaucher des hommes de main qui lançaient une boîte métallique de faux bulletins de vote pour faire de Trump du côté offensif. C'est une très bonne théorie politique dont je ne doute pas en théorie alors que j'y domine aussi
Teachers vs teachers: Why me? I wonder, oh I forgot to fill out a survey buried in the tons of emails that I received daily. where are the bonus, the incentives for those of us who are going to the trenches? When did the schools became day cares? What are the measures and policies to keep everybody safe? What will I do with my kid for the next three weeks until the CARE classrooms open? Why don't reduce the time that teachers and students are exposed to each other? If you are at home you have 2 and 1/2 hours of continuing teaching at the most, then break for lunch and recess, and then another 2 and 1/2 hours of teaching. And yes that's a lot of time in front of a computer. If you are one of the chosen staff to report to the school sites, you will be required to be in a classroom with your 11 students for 7 and 1/2 hours (lunch and recess included taking place in classrooms) Who thought of this plan? who thought that a child should stay in a classroom for 7 and 1/2 consecutive hours learning, expected to be at his/ her desk keeping the distance (our classes are not even big enough to have 11 children spread at 6 feet) and on top of that wearing masks during the entire time. I'm getting sick thinking of this plan. Even if I'm not chosen i'm getting sick that my colleague that I adore will have to leave her 3 y.o twins at home and go to the school to teach other 3 y.o kids, taking them to the bathroom or helping them blowing their noses. Then return home and all those little viruses returning home with her. When you change the rules you can't expect to have an homogeneous plan for all, a parallel virtual and in person plan because those are not parallels The District of Columbia Council must come up with a plan to go back to in person education that is genuine and committed to safeguard the lives of the workers, the safety of the students and all the members of the community.