Brooke's Briefing: Concluding Budget Oversight, Council Recess, Connecting with Ward 2 Residents
August 9, 2021
As the Delta variant continues to spread, please remember to wear your mask indoors and get vaccinated. For more information on where to get vaccinated in the District, visit: coronavirus.dc.gov/page/get-vaccinated. We will continue to monitor the latest CDC guidelines and work together to help those in our community remain safe while in-person activity continues. DC is still open. At the Council, we are preparing to conclude our budget season with a final vote tomorrow, Tuesday, August 10th. After that time, the District government will begin working towards the implementation of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget, which will go into effect at the beginning of October 2021. I am proud of this budget and thank my colleagues and the many advocates and neighbors for working with me to ensure that we leveraged this budget opportunity to address the many inequities and challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and firmly set ourselves on a path to recovery. After tomorrow’s budget vote, the Council will enter recess until September 30th. During recess, the Council will not vote on any legislation or hold any public hearings or roundtables. However, our office will still be open to support constituent requests, address community needs, and prepare for the next legislative session.