Brooke's Briefing - Homelessness, New Legislation, Budget Oversight

Posted by
Genevieve Hulick
March 7, 2022

Dear Neighbor,  

The days are getting longer and warmer and I’m looking forward to Cherry Blossom Season March 20th -April 17th! The city is buzzing with activity and I want to keep you updated on some of the work my team and I are focused on at the Council!  

Homelessness: Helping residents experiencing homelessness move into safe sustainable housing remains a top priority for me. I know neighbors share this concern and I continue to work with the Department of Human Services, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and service providers every day to accelerate this process. The CARE Pilot project has been successful in helping unsheltered neighbors move out of encampments and into housing and I am working to expand it to other sites across Ward 2. You can learn more here about the program at 20th and E St. NW and 25th and Virginia Ave. NW.  

New Legislation: Working in collaboration with Attorney General Karl Racine, I introduced legislation to strengthen our consumer protection laws. District residents & visitors deserve to be treated fairly and these laws are a critical safeguard of dignity & financial wellbeing. In addition, I introduced a bill to allow DC residents to vote by mobile device. You can learn more about the importance of expanding voting accessibility while ensuring security here.  

Agency Oversight & The Budget: The Council is wrapping up agency performance oversight hearings and the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget will be presented by the Mayor on March 16th.  I sent a letter to Mayor Bowser on behalf of Ward 2 including my major budget priorities. I will continue to fight for funding on the issues that matter most to Ward 2 residents and businesses.  You can view the full letter here.

We continue to make great strides in overcoming the pandemic, and I am confident in a robust recovery. The District’s Chief Financial Officer recently stated, “Overall, the District’s economic outlook is positive.”  Together we will continue to uplift workers, businesses, teachers, students & their families.

Below you’ll find updates on the following:

Yours in Service,  



In the last few weeks, Councilmember Pinto and the team were thrilled to be in the community at events. Team Pinto:


WAMU’s The Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi and Tom Sherwood. Councilmember Pinto made her debut on The Politics Hour to discuss public safety and business recovery. You can listen to the full show here.  

The Washington Post: Councilmember Pinto's Mobile Voting Options for Turnout Equity Act was featured in The Washington Post.

ABC 7 News DC: ReOpen DC Bill: Councilmember Pinto spoke with ABC 7 News about the passage of the ReOpen DC Bill. You can learn more about the bill below in Legislative updates.

ABC News 7 DC on Mobile Voting: Councilmember Pinto spoke with News 7 about the mobile voting bill to provide greater accessibility during elections.

WDVM 25: Councilmember Pinto spoke with Lex Juarez about the Consumer Protection Bill she introduced to strengthen these laws with Attorney General Karl Racine


ReOpen DC Bill:  The Council passed the ReOpen DC Bill extending innovative business practices from the pandemic and allowing new practices based on lessons learned.  

Oversight Hearings:  The full oversight schedule can be found here. Councilmember Pinto recently participated in the following hearings.  

Redistricting: The new Ward 2 boundaries are now official! The Ward 2 ANC Redistricting Taskforce is now meeting to provide the Council with recommendations on how the ANC boundaries should be redrawn. The next meeting is March 8th and is open to the public to view. There will be a townhall on March 14th. The full list of meetings can be found below and you can register for all the meetings here.  

Legislation co-introduced by Councilmember Pinto: Here are some of the bills recently co-introduced by Councilmember Pinto.


We're Hiring! Councilmember Pinto's team is seeking a Legislative Director and Communications Director. For more information visit

Tax Assistance: AARP Foundation has Tax Aide Sites across the District including at the Georgetown Library at 3260 R St. NW.  Wednesdays and Fridays from 10AM-2PM. 202-656-1825

Street sweeping has resumed! Make sure you check the signs when you park!

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