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Churches and Cemeteries Decry Fees for River Cleanup

Monday, 20 November, 2017
Council Member Mary Cheh, who chairs the Committee on Transportation and the Environment, was eager to find a solution. “I’m not a technocrat, but just on its face it seems to me that a cemetery that has all this green space, and all that water that can be absorbed — to pay the kind fees that are being imposed just strikes me as anomalous,” said Cheh. ... more >

School updates: DC Schools chancellor and DCPS reverse some Wilson High staff cuts

Wednesday, 08 November, 2017
Kudos and thanks as well to the community that cares so much about Wilson. Many, many parents, students, and community members wrote, emailed, and called the chancellor, the mayor, the deputy mayor and members of the DC Council. Wilson’s PTSO and LSAT leaders testified before the Council and wrote letters and called throughout the summer. Ward 3 Councilwoman Mary Cheh was tireless in pressing the issue.... more >

Flash of Doom: Where speed cams have raked in millions

Tuesday, 07 November, 2017
"If the signage isn't working," she said. "Then maybe something else would work. Because the ultimate objective here is not to give tickets. It's to have people drive within the speed limit." In August, Cheh wrote a letter to Jeff Marootian, the Interim Director for the D.C. Department of Transportation, voicing her concerns. She asked the department to review their cameras and to evaluate if they were "speed traps."... more >

D.C. lawmakers cut short contract for operator of District’s only public hospital

Tuesday, 07 November, 2017
Although the city did not publicly disclose the reason for the closure, The Washington Post obtained, and published, a letter from D.C. Department of Health Director LaQuandra Nesbitt showing that regulators had uncovered dangerous medical errors in the treatment of pregnant women and newborns.... more >

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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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Mary M. Cheh @marycheh 21 Nov Today I've introduced a bill to provide District teachers with a tax credit of up to $500/year to cover classroom-related expenses/supplies
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