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D.C. May Seek To End Private Contracts for Public Transit

Thursday, 30 November, 2017
...At least one legislator is taking their argument seriously. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) said the city should study whether ending its relationship with private transit contractors would produce better results, but she cautioned that such a change could not happen for years. As of now, the District has no personnel with the expertise to operate bus or streetcar lines. ... more >

DC mayor supports Small Business Saturday in Northwest bakery

Saturday, 25 November, 2017
Ward 3 D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh says the city hopes, in the months ahead, to freshen up some of it’s commercial blocks, particularly in Cleveland Park, to keep them looking welcoming and inviting. “We’re going to do streetscapes and improvements along the storefronts … put out some street furniture, awnings, things that make it look good,” Cheh said. ... more >

DC teachers get a tax break, student suspensions limited under proposed bills

Friday, 24 November, 2017
“It is no secret that District teachers make many personal and financial sacrifices for our students,” said Councilmember Mary Cheh, who introduced the bill Tuesday. “A $500 tax credit will help to alleviate the cost burden faced by our educators.”... more >
Dec 16

Chat with Cheh in Ward 3

Councilmember Cheh's monthly Chat with Cheh events are a great opportunity for residents to meet directly with the Councilmember and her Constituent Services staff. These open community events offer residents an opportunity to pitch the Councilmember legislative ideas, help identify areas in the neighborhood that could use improvement, receive updates on Council business, or merely stop by to connect with Mary. All are welcome! Date: 12/16/17 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Location: The Avalon Theater... more >
Nov 21

Councilmember Cheh Introduces the Educator Expense Tax Credit Act of 2017

Bill will provide DCPS and Charter School teachers with a $500 tax credit for classroom expenses “It is no secret that District teachers make many personal and financial sacrifices for our students –not only do many teachers report spending hundreds of dollars throughout the school year on classroom supplies, many dedicate weekends and vacation days to ensure that every student has the best chance to succeed...... more >
Nov 13

Summary of the Joint Public Roundtable on The Revitalization of Cleveland Park’s Commercial Corridor

Ultimately, the revitalization of the Cleveland Park Corridor will require collaboration between the local businesses and the District government. And, within the government, there will need to be efforts by both executive agencies and the Council... ... more >
Oct 31

Media Advisory: Janney Elementary School Honeybee Mural Ribbon Cutting this Thursday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, November 2nd , at 2:30 pm, Councilmember Mary M. Cheh (D–Ward 3), will join the Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and the Janney Elementary School community for the ribbon cutting of the latest mural in The Good of the Hive initiative. ... more >
Oct 13

Media Advisory: Cheh to Hold Hearing on District’s Plan to Tackle Snow Removal Ahead of 2017-2018 Winter Season

Meteorologists with the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang will report on this year’s winter weather projections and Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Christopher Shorter will present the District’s “Snow Removal Operations Plan.” 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 previous the 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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