Good dialog about acess to affordable housing in wealthier areas of the District.
Give the people planning lawyers!
Parisa Bonita Norouzi, Executive Director of Empower DC, stating the disparity of knowledge and the ability of the ANCs and residents to be able to navigate the... Zoning Process. "Give the residents Lawyers!!" (To combat the already lawyer'd up developers)! I agree! #moretrainingforANCs #GreatWeightforResidents
D.C. development practices are bad for housing — and the environment (Opinion)
Front line communities are speaking up -- luxury over development comes with environmental and gentrification, plus a $5 coffee.
Imagine if the city had planning officials that got creative with public entitlements, and DC's new development included food coops and cooperative restaurants on the first floor of retail/commercial space.
So the city has money for hotels, stadiums, and luxury overdevelopment . . . but doesn't have like 25 million for a hospital to serve East of the River friends and families. #unacceptable
Good analysis by Ari Theresa on the resignation of DOES boss. The veil is falling.
"A release explained that the academy is financed by more than $20 million from D.C. government appropriations and private contributions by Pepco (as part of th...e company's controversial merger with Exelon) as well as Washington Gas."
Everybody pays to play but when residents demand benefits from community harming projects the Mayor calls it a nuisance and seeks to end their ability to do the same.
I dont blame DOES director from bailing. The way this Mayor throws people like Chancellor Wilson under the bus I wouldnt have loyalty either. Judging from Zoning Commission, DCPS, and homeless shelters that cost 10x more than should, Id bet there is corruption in DOES he is getting ahead of and does not want to take the fall for. Kudos to him. Somebody run for mayor.
"There will be more rainfall but also more drought. Policymakers have difficulty grasping this." As we fly headfirst into climate chaos, these are the same policy makers that have ignored frontline communities of color for generations now.
STOP THE COMPREHENSIVE SCAM!
Save our Communities from Gentrification, Displacement & Developer Greed
RALLY & PACK THE HEARING ROOM
for the DC Council hearing on the proposed changes to the "Framework" of DC's Comprehensive Plan...
Tuesday, March 20th
John A Wilson Building - 1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
1:00 - Rally on the front steps
2:00 - Pack the hearing in room 500
Send a strong message to the DC Council that we will not allow developers and their friends (like our Mayor & Office of Planning) to GUT the city's Comprehensive Plan in their favor.
We demand a strong Comp Plan that REQUIRES housing that is permanently affordable to low income people (below 30% AMI) and large enough for families (3+ bedrooms)! We demand an end to the displacement of residents! We demand equity for Black residents and other communities of color! We demand planning and zoning that is accountable to residents and our city's needs, not developer's greed!
Stand with us at this important hearing! Sign up to testify by emailing email@example.com by March 16th.