The first week of every month always contains a busy schedule of Ward 5 community meetings -- five regular meetings are scheduled on the first Monday alone. This Monday, Councilmember McDuffie attended the Stronghold Civic Association, where the topic was public safety. There has been a spate of robberies, including a particularly heartbreaking robbery in which the victim used a wheelchair. Councilmember McDuffie and Metropolitan Police Lt. Wright engaged the community in a discussion on what we can each do to stay safe, as well as what we can do to assist the Metropolitan Police Department to keep us safe.
Councilmember McDuffie attended the Eckington Civic Association, a group which had previously expressed an interest in hearing more about grant programs for small businesses. To that end, Councilmember McDuffie's office helped arrange a presentation by Sybongile Cook, Director of D.C.'s Great Streets program.
Last night, Councilmember McDuffie also engaged with residents at the North Michigan Park Civic Association, pictured above. The discussion covered the upcoming Council oversight hearings, constituent service issues, and concerns from neighbors about short-term rentals and Councilmember McDuffie's legislation to address it.