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Councilmember Pinto Sends Her Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Priorities Letter to Mayor Bowser

Posted by
Emmanuel Brantley
March 25, 2021

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, Councilmember Brooke Pinto sent her Fiscal Year 2022 budget priorities letter to Mayor Bowser for her consideration.

In the letter, Councilmember Pinto reflects on the needs expressed by her constituents during her first annual Ward 2 Budget Community Meeting and other significant matters impacting the broader DC community.

In her letter, Councilmember Pinto shared that she is “optimistic we will have the resources needed to recover from the devastating impacts of COVID-19… to invest in our communities who need the most support… and take bold action to further our shared goal of a more just and equitable future.”

Councilmember Pinto’s budget requests include increased funding for:

  • Modernizations at the Jelleff Recreation Center, Francis Stevens, Volta Park, and the Thomas Elementary playground;
  • Proper staffing levels for teachers and mental health professionals in DC public schools;
  • Funding for a new Shaw Middle School;
  • The Dupont Deck-Over project;
  • Public Housing repairs and maintenance;
  • Housing vouchers for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, rent relief for individuals and families at 30% AMI and below, and LGBTQ senior supports;
  • The expansion of violence prevention programs;
  • Expansion of the Great Streets Program to include Ward 2 businesses and other small business support, including rent relief;
  • Debt relief for the National Children’s Museum; and more!

To view Councilmember Pinto’s full Fiscal Year 2022 budget priorities letter, click here.

Councilmember Brooke Pinto's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Priorities Letter to Mayor Bowser

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