Councilman Allen to Host Town Hall on Mayor’s Budget
Capitol Hill-area residents can tell Councilman Charles Allen what they think about Mayor Muriel Bowser’s budget plans tomorrow.
Allen, who represents Ward 6, is slated to hold a budget town hall at 1100 4th St. SW, just north of the Waterfront Metro station. The event will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
“I’ll walk everyone through what’s in the budget for Ward 6, where I’ve been focused in the budget debate, and what comes next in budget decisions,” Allen wrote in an email to locals. “Not everyone is able to visit the Wilson Building to testify at a hearing . . . so I want the town hall to be an opportunity for you to ask your budget questions and share your own priorities before I cast a vote.”
Allen has been particularly vocal about concerns he has with proposed funding delays for renovations at Eliot-Hine Middle School and other Ward 6 schools. Bowser’s budget leaves extensive repairs at Eliot-Hine and some other schools to fiscal 2019.
Last month, Eliot-Hine students and their parents testified before the D.C. Council about major renovations they said they need for their school.
Allen said at the hearing he saw doors falling off hinges and paint peeling at Eliot-Hine.
“It was a mess,” he said. “I’m going to keep pushing and fighting.”