Thursday, January 19, 2017

Bike to the Women's March

Heading to the Women's March Saturday, January 21 but not sure how you will get there?   Ride your bike!

A group of biking enthusiasts across the region are organizing a number of group rides from locations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.   DC departure sites are in Brookland, Anacostia, Mount Pleasant, Shaw, and Petworth.   Learn more and sign up.

From the Women's March Group Rides organizers,

We want to help remove barriers to participate in this monumental day. If you're able to bike, and have one, consider dusting it off and join a nearby group ride! If you don't have a bike we may be able to help you out.

These rides are organized by supporters (completely unaffiliated with the official Women's March) around the region who want to help provide a safe, free, convenient option to the start location of the march. If there isn't a ride in your neighborhood, help us by organizing one!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

D.C. Policy Center, the new local policy and budget shop

January 25: Improved public health through food policy

"Achieving Public Health 3.0 through Food Policy—A Broadening Vision of Food and Health" is the title of the Wednesday, January 25 Mailman School of Public Health Grand Rounds event.   This event features Mark Bittman, author and lecturer of Health Policy and Management, and Dr. Claire Wang, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management and Co-Director of the Obesity Prevention Initiative.

Watch the streaming video.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Homeless services on and about Jan. 20

Need to get help for those who are homeless?   Call (202) 399-7093 or 311.

ICYMI: Council #dcfy16 CAFR briefing Feb. 2

In case you missed the hearing notice published in the January 13 DC Register, the DC Council's Committee of the Whole is having a public oversight hearing on the Fiscal Year 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Thursday, February 2 at 9:30 am.

By law, the annual audit (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report or CAFR) must be released by February 1 each year.   The council holds a public oversight hearing to hear from the CFO about the audit, major and sometimes minor findings.

The hearing is open to the public but only government officials may testify.   Members of the public may submit written statements to the COW; more information is in the hearing notice.

This hearing kicks off budget season.   First this hearing, then individual agency oversight hearings focusing on FY 2016 budget and performance and FY 2017 performance to date, and finally hearings on the proposed FY 2018 budget.   Everything after the February 2 hearing, save for the hearing on Mayor Bowser's proposed budget in mid- to late-March, will be open to the public to testify.

Highlights of events and activities #eotr week of January 16

Find other events; take a look at the entire Wards 7 and 8 Community Calendar.

How will DC gov spend the additional #dcfy17 revenue?

Sunday, January 15, 2017

More changes at NewsChannel 8

DePuyt Leaves Sinclair's NC8, Lucas Staying - 1/12 - UPDATED: NewsChannel 8 mid-morning news anchor Bruce DePuyt is the latest to leave Sinclair's DC TV operation, also home to Channel 7/WJLA. DePuyt's final show will air January 31. He joined NewsChannel 8 in 1993. More: We hear that a Thursday report from FTVLive that NC8 afternoon anchor Dave Lucas is also on the way out is not true. "In fact, I'm continuing to anchor four hours of live news every weekday, and will shortly take on a new and exciting assignment at the anchor desk," Lucas tells us.....

Lucas & Hastings To Host NC8 Middays - 1/12 - Sinclair announces that veteran NewsChannel 8 journalists Dave Lucas and Melanie Hastings (right) will anchor the Washington-area cable news station's new midday show, which launches February 1 at 11 AM. Both are original NC8 anchors who have been with the channel since it launched in 1991.....

Friday, January 13, 2017

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January 14 and 15 in Wards 7 and 8

Look at the entire Wards 7 and 8 Community Calendar.

January 23: Inclusion in the Workplace Panel Discussion

Inclusion in the Workplace Panel Discussion, sponsored by ImageWorks Consulting Firm, takes place Thursday, January 26 from 6:00-8:00 pm at ImageWorks (5521 Colorado Ave NW, Suite C-4).

The panelist will consider how all residents can be part of the workforce, even those who are not highly skilled, and how much responsibility the business community has to employ all elements of the potential workforce.   Panelists are Carlton Hadden, Director of EEOC's Office of Federal Operations; Julia Washburn, Associate Director for Interpretation and Education, U.S. National Park Service; and Joaquin McPeek, Communications Director, DMPED.