Two years as your Councilmember!

Posted by
G. Hulick
June 30, 2022

Dear Neighbor,

This week marks my two-year anniversary as your Ward 2 Councilmember!

As I reflect on the last two years in office, I am inspired by the thousands of Ward 2 and District residents I have met and learned from on our shared mission to make our city more safe, prosperous, and just. Whether it’s meeting with constituents, hosting community meetings, applying pressure to agencies, negotiating bills with my colleagues, visiting our schools and senior centers, voting on legislation, or walking in our neighborhoods, I love this job and I am so honored to do this work on your behalf and by your side.

None of our progress would be possible without the invaluable ideas from residents and collaboration from our community. I want to thank and recognize my hardworking and compassionate team who shows up every day full of enthusiasm and commitment to Ward 2 – thank you, #TeamPinto!

Over the last two years, I have remained steadfast in my commitment to supporting our small businesses in pandemic recovery, enhancing public safety, increasing access to affordable housing and reducing homelessness, fighting for the rights and opportunities of women & girls, and improving safe and sustainable transit throughout the city. I have shared in the past many of the budget wins that I helped secure for Ward 2, so today  I want to share with you a few of the areas of progress we have made on our priority areas more broadly. There are many other areas of concern that my team and I work on each week, but the below are some of our achievements on your behalf.  

Support for Small Businesses & Hospitality: Over the last two years, I have focused on ensuring our business community recovers and rebounds from the pandemic.  

Public Safety: Everyone should feel safe and be safe in their communities. Over the last two years I have worked to ensure every part of our public safety apparatus receives the support needed to make a meaningful difference in reducing incidents of crime.  

Affordable Housing & Homelessness: Ward 2 is home to the highest number of unsheltered residents experiencing homelessness, and I have been devoted to taking steps to end chronic homelessness, move neighbors into housing, and build and maintain more affordable housing across the city. I was proud to serve on the Mayor’s Affordable Housing Task Force to produce a series of recommendations for our city’s path forward. We have worked on a number of housing priorities in Ward 2.  

Women & Girls: Women and girls need our support urgently here at home and around the country. I am proud of the work I have done over the last two years to enhance gender equity in the District.  

Transportation & Environment: Travelling across the city should be safe and accessible for all residents. We know that transit and climate change are inextricably linked and I’ll continue to work to ensure we reach our climate goals.

I know more work lays ahead of us as we continue to fight the pandemic and strengthen our city that we are proud to call home. I know that District residents and businesses are resilient. I will continue to champion policies that make Ward 2 and our city stronger, safer, and more equitable. Thank you, as always, for your faith in me and for your partnership. I am so hopeful for the progress that lays ahead in these next two years!

Yours in Service,


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