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District Debates Higher Fines For Traffic Violations

Friday, 03 March, 2017
In the first year after the District adopted the Vision Zero goal, motorists paid a record $199 million in traffic fines last year...But the number of traffic fatalities remained at 26 in 2016 – the same figure as in each of the prior two years.... more >

Two D.C. Council members propose overhaul for paid-leave law

Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
“I support paid leave, but I think there’s a better way to do it than what we passed,” Cheh said. Although she voted for the existing version of the paid leave law that the council enacted in December, she said she did so knowing there would be time to tweak it before its main provisions begin to take effect several years from now.... more >

For Terminally Ill D.C. Residents, Death With Dignity Debate Is Personal

Monday, 13 February, 2017
Mary Klein has been advocating for end-of-life options alongside her Ward 4 Council member Brandon Todd, and the Ward 3 Council member, Mary Cheh, who first introduced the Death with Dignity Act to the Council in 2015... more >

Celebrate DC’s restored stream at Oct. 16 Broad Branch Stream Community Day

Tuesday, 27 September, 2016
This is your chance to learn about the development of the new comprehensive planting plan to beautify the site and restore wildlife and bird habitat, removal of invasive species, the creation of walking trails and seating areas, installation of dog waste stations, and more.... more >
Jan 17

*Media Advisory* Letter to MPD re Muslim Liaison Unit

Councilmember Cheh calls on MPD to establish a Muslim Liaison Unit to better serve and protect Muslim residents
Jan 10

Cheh’s bill to eliminate the statute of limitations on felony sex crimes

Two similar bills were introduced by Cheh in 2013 and 2015 but never received a hearing “It is extremely important that the District eliminate the statute of limitations on felony sex crimes –especially as it concerns the rape and sexual abuse of minors. Child victims are often persuaded or threatened to believe that reporting the crime will have dire consequences. Furthermore, research indicates it can take victims years to come to terms with the abuse they have suffered. Victims often feel guilt, shame, and self-blame due to the stigma surrounding these crimes. Given these realities, perpetrators of these egregious crimes should be held accountable for their actions without an expiration date... more >
Jan 10

Cheh re-introduces the “Inmate Segregation Reduction Act of 2015”

Legislation to revise the Central Detention Facility’s solitary confinement policies “While there are certainly a number of circumstances that warrant solitary confinement, we must also recognize and work to minimize the unintended effects that solitary confinement has on inmates –unwanted effects that may actually make inmates more of a danger to the general public than they were prior to imprisonment. ... more >
Jan 10

Bill to set national standard testing/remediation standard for lead-contaminated water

Councilmember Cheh continues effort to set a national standard for the testing and remediation of lead-contaminated water “Children in the District of Columbia deserve access to safe, clean drinking water, and it is time for the government to adopt a proactive –rather than reactive, strategy towards lead control in our public water sources. ... more >
Oct 24

*MEDIA ADVISORY* Cheh to Hold Hearing on District’s Plan to Tackle Snow Removal Ahead of 2016-2017 Winter Season

The hearing is an opportunity for Councilmember Cheh to hear the anticipated costs and cleanup plan for this winter’s snowfall, discuss the lessons learned from last year’s preparedness, and see what can be done to keep residential and commercial sidewalks clear of snow and ice.... more >

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