Brooke's Briefing: Ward 2 Community Safety Bike Ride, COVID Vaccines, DC Statehood, DCPS Re-opening
April 19, 2021
Dear Neighbor, In the past two weeks, we have lost four people to traffic violence – 4-year-old Zy’aire Joshua; 29-year-old bicyclist and safe streets advocate Jim Pagels; Brian Johnson, a 30-year-old father expecting another child; and 54-year-old Evelyn Troyah. It is imperative that as a community, we learn and re-educate ourselves about street safety and take action to ensure that pedestrians, scooter users, bikers, and drivers can travel safely. I also remind all drivers that a moment of inattention, distraction, or speed, can result in the end of a human life. In this newsletter, you will find information regarding the Ward 2 Community Safety Bike Ride, DC Public Schools’ Full Reopening this Fall, increased funding for DC Public Schools in the Mayor's Proposed Budget, COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, the new rent relief program for District tenants, DC Statehood Advancing on Capitol Hill, and the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget.