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The Second Annual DC Retail Summit Returns Sept 15th!
The 2020 DC Retail Summit: Our Recovery will bring together local retail & restaurant businesses, thought leaders from the private & public sectors, and community stakeholders.
Discussions will provide practical and solutions-based advice and resources to help entrepreneurs and local businesses adapt during COVID-19 and identify market opportunities in a changing economic landscape.
Airbnb Neighborhood Support
We know that issues can come up in any community. It’s usually fastest to communicate directly with your neighbor to address concerns related to home sharing, but you can also call or message us below for additional support. If you have a concern unrelated to your neighborhood, please visit our Help Center.
Reimagining Policing Panel Discussion – WEBINAR
ANC Commissioners from across the District will host a virtual Town Hall conversation on “Reimagining Policing in the District of Columbia” this Saturday, July 18, 10:30 am–12:00 pm. The public is invited to attend.
The forum will be a moderated panel discussion with representatives of the Metropolitan Police Department, NAACP-DC Chapter, Councilmembers Charles Allen and Robert White, and The Guardian Angels. We have also extended invitations to the Mayor’s Office and Black Lives Matter-DC.
Panelists will respond to questions generated out of a virtual ANC Commissioners-only conversation with nearly 50 Commissioners last Friday as well as questions submitted from audience members during the event. You can still submit questions by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Sharita Thompson, professor of African and African American Studies at Gettysburg College, and Dr. Bernard Demczuk, of George Washington University, will moderate the discussion, which follows an ANC Commissioners-only conversation we held last week in preparation for this event.
The policing forums are an outgrowth of weekly online meetings to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on communities that were initially convened in March by Chander Jayaraman, Vice-Chair of ANC 6B on Capitol Hill. At those meetings, Commissioners across the District gathered information and ideas from their Single Member Districts to share with each other and with city officials.
You can join the Town Hall online at:
Or iPhone one-tap :
Enter Webinar ID: 836 8535 8250
From the Office of the People’s Counsel:
The Office of the People’s Counsel is an independent agency of the District of Columbia government. By law, it is the advocate for consumers of natural gas, electric and telephone services in the District. District of Columbia law designates the Office as a party to all utility-related proceedings before the Public Service Commission. The Office also represents the interests of District ratepayers before federal regulatory agencies. The Office is authorized to investigate the operation and valuation of utility companies independent of any pending proceeding.
Visit https://www.opc-dc.gov/ for more information.
Stay Informed: What Is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. The COVID-19 is the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.
Since December 2019, cases have been identified in a growing number of countries.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
Public health authorities are learning more every day. We will continue to update as we learn more.
Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 in the District by visiting the official website for this event: http ://dchealth.dc.gov/coronavirus
Or visit the CDC website for information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
The Washington Nationals Academy Free Summer Opportunity for Youth:
The Washington Nationals Academy YBA PLAY 2020 summer league has been adapted to YBA PLAY TV episodes available for all Ward 5 youth (ages 5-12) who want to register. Families can simply tune in via https://www.facebook.com/natsacademy to watch each Tuesdays/Thursdays at 2pm starting this Tuesday, June 16th, and ending August 6th. Our professional Nationals Youth Baseball Academy Coaches will teach unique baseball drills, challenge participants, and promote physical activity—ALL while providing humor to our participants along the way! Episodes will be recorded and resent to those who register at YBAPLAY.com.
While this can’t replace on-field instruction at our usual Ward 6 summer league site at King Greenleaf Rec, this will be a great addition to a kids summer by adding structure and a sense of membership. Each week has a designated Core Value associated to it, along with giveaway swag like ball caps and whiffle ball/bats sets. All PLAYers will also receive an activity PLAYbook that reinforces the Academy’s values through engaging, weekly activities. Families can swing by the Academy (3675 Ely Place SE) any weekday between 2pm-6pm to pick those items up.
2020 DC CENSUS
About The U.S. Census
Every 10 years, the U.S. government counts every person living in our country in the Constitutionally-mandated Census. Once Census collection is over, the U.S. Census Bureau analyzes and release critical census data.
Data from the U.S. Census directly determines the pathway of Federal funding, impacting schools, businesses, transportation, infrastructure, healthcare, and overall social equity in the District.
The more accurate the data, the easier it is to ensure that we are meeting our community’s needs. When data is inaccurate, we miss out on billions of Federal dollars.
We Need Your Help
In 2010, DC was the second most undercounted city* in the nation, with the highest concentrations of undercounted folks living in Wards 1, 5, 7, and 8. The following groups have been historically undercounted in the District:
- Low-income residents
- Foreign-born residents
- Renters in multi-unit buildings
- Children ages 0-5
- African American Households
*City defined by a population of more than half a million residents
In 2010, DC was one of the most undercounted cities in the nation. What did that mean for us?
Well, the District potentially loses out out on billions of Federal dollars through large scale federal entitlement programs.
Make sure that we #GetCountedDC: http://bit.ly/34eV5RU
Follow the link above to find out more information and to fill out the census online!
DC State Board of Education (SBOE) Q&A Report on Reopening Schools
The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) compiles and synthesizes considerations for reopening DC public schools. In the following document based on input from a range of educational stakeholders, organizations, and agencies, Reopening considerations are outlined below. They are organized into key themes and sections—each which addresses important and necessary considerations.