Brooke's Briefing: The Council Passes the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, Councilmember Pinto Shares Ward 2 Highlights

Posted by
Emmanuel Brantley
August 10, 2021

Councilmember Brooke Pinto, Ward2

Opening Remarks

Dear Neighbor,  

Today, the Council of the District of Columbia voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget and Financial Plan! Our $17 billion budget and financial plan will guide our spending and initiatives as we work across Ward 2 and the entire city to strengthen our local economy, house our neighbors experiencing homelessness, increase opportunities for affordable housing, make our education system more equitable, our public safety systems more just, and build a greener and more transit-friendly city.

At the start of this process in March, I shared our Ward 2 Budget Priorities Letter with Mayor Bowser ahead of the release of her initial proposal. I was pleased to see that the Mayor and her Executive Administration made critical investments in many of our shared priorities and helped secure $2.8 billion in federal stimulus funding; $755 million of which the District was initially shortchanged in previous federal stimulus packages.

I would like to thank Chairman Mendelson and all of my Council colleagues for their diligence in improving upon the budget proposal and for hosting the many public hearings through which we heard directly from residents and community stakeholders.

I would also like to thank every public witness who testified at our budget hearings, submitted a written testimony, called, emailed, or otherwise advocated for our community. This budget is stronger because of you.

I am confident that this budget and financial plan will allow us to reach our shared goals, and I am pleased to share with you the details below. While I am proud of what we have accomplished, I know there is more work to be done and I look forward to continuing to partner with you on things that matter most to our community.

Yours in Service,  


Budget Priorities & Highlights

Ward 2 Projects

Affordable Housing and Homelessness Supports

Education, Youth Development, and Public Health

Public Safety

Small Business Support and Employment Services

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