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Volume 2, Number 1


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Vol. 2, No. 1                                                                                       January 6, 2012

One City Summit Flyer

 

Dear DC Resident:

I invite all DC residents to join me on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 9:30 am to 4 pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for “One City Summit” – a frank and open conversation about what it means to be One City.

One City is not just a logo or a slogan. It is the recognition that all District residents, regardless of their differences, are bound together by a common destiny and a shared desire to make the city even better for the people who live here. Regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ward or neighborhood, we all want a vibrant, sustainable city, where all residents have an opportunity to provide for themselves and their families, where every neighborhood is safe, where every student goes to a good school, where every tax dollar is spent wisely on a government that works, and where citizens’ voices really count. The One City Summit will offer District residents the chance to provide input on important decisions that will shape the city for years to come.

I encourage you to register for the summit today by going to www.onecitysummit.dc.gov or calling (202) 709-5132.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to let your voice be heard.  I look forward to seeing you on February 11th.

Vincent C. Gray

Mayor


 

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Vida Senior Center

Mayor Gray cut the ribbon on the Vida Residences at Brightwood in Ward 4, new housing for senior citizens. (1/4/2012)


DC Army National Guard

Mayor Gray saluted the 83 members of DC Army National Guard's 273rd MPs and 121st CID soon to deploy to Afghanistan at a departure ceremony. (1/4/2012)


ANC 7A Town Hall

During ANC 7A Town Hall with Mayor Gray, ANC 7A presented the Benning Stoddard Sharks basketball team with $3,100 for their uniforms. (1/3/2012) Photo Courtesy of Andrew Lightman, Capital Community News.


Census Bureau Figures Indicate District Leading Nation in Population Growth

Latest estimates show DC’s population has grown by 2.7 percent since 2010 Census. According to the Census Bureau, the District’s population as of July 1 stood at 617,996 -- an increase of 16,273 new residents since April 1, 2010, when the 2010 Census count concluded. Census Bureau estimates of state population changes indicate that the District was the fastest-growing state in the country – the first time since the early 1940s that the District has led the nation in population growth by percentage of current population. This data confirms that thousands of new residents, not only investors, are choosing to move to the District of Columbia. Read more.


Time Is Running Out to Satisfy Your Old Debts to DC!

DC DMV’s ticket amnesty program is drawing to a close. All open parking, moving violation and photo-enforcement tickets issued prior to January 1, 2010 qualify for amnesty. During the amnesty period, all late penalties on eligible tickets are waived.

Pay your amnesty tickets online at www.dmv.dc.gov, over the phone (866-893-5023) or in person at DMV Adjudication Services, 301 C Street, NW, 8:15 am - 4 pm. Monday—Friday.  If you are unsure of what you owe, visit www.dmv.dc.gov and click on ticket amnesty to complete an online request form.

Don’t miss this opportunity! The program ends on January 27, 2012.

Mayor On The Move

 

 

Mayor Gray Outlines Accomplishments of First Year in Office

On January 2, Mayor Gray marked his first year in office. He released a report summarizing major achievements in each of his four major priority areas – job creation and economic development, quality education for all, fiscal stability and safe communities – plus other major accomplishments in areas such as the District’s self-determination cause and sustainability. Read more.

 

 

Big Drop in Homicides and Plans to Improve  Police Service

On December 30, 2011, Mayor Gray, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, Paul Quander and Police Chief, Cathy L. Lanier announced a plan to improve the delivery of police services in the District of Columbia and highlighted crime-fighting successes from 2011, including a significant decrease in murders compared to the same period last year. There were 108 murders in the District in 2011, the lowest number of homicides in nearly half a century. Read more.

 

 

Mayor Gray Welcomes Extra $42 Million in Fiscal Year 2012 Revenues

Mayor Gray welcomed news from District Chief Financial Officer Dr. Natwar Gandhi that projected revenue for fiscal year 2012 has increased by $42.2 million over initial estimates. The Mayor will request the DC Council approve a supplemental 2012 budget that will eliminate a corresponding amount of spending pressures within three significant agencies: Department of Health Care Finance -- $10.2 million, Department of General Services -- $10.6 million and DC Public Schools -- $21.4 million.  Read more.

 

 

Keeping Track of Mayor Gray

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Twitter: www.twitter.com/mayorvincegray

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mayorgray or www.facebook.com/dcgov

 

YouTube: www.youtube.com/dcmayorsoffice

 

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