Friday, November 30, 2018

Ward 5 Report: Closing the W Street NE trash transfer station, Ward 5 Holiday Party + more


From: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2018 4:55 PM
Subject: Ward 5 Report: Closing the W Street Trash Transfer Station, Ward 5 Holiday Party, and CRIAC Relief for Nonprofits



Neighbors,

This week marked a major milestone in the decades-long fight to close the W Street Trash Transfer Station and to improve the quality of life for Brentwood and Ward 5 residents. This Tuesday, the Council passed legislation that would use eminent domain to convert the trash transfer station to a District government facility.

When I took office over six years ago, one of my top priorities was addressing issues associated with Ward 5's industrial land. I began by introducing legislation that tightened regulations and increased fines for solid waste and vehicle paint facilities that released high levels of noxious odor and fumes. In order to create a vision for Ward 5’s industrial land use, I convened a task force.  That effort brought about the “
Ward 5 Works” report that outlined an exceptional roadmap for industrial development and land use. Better use of industrial land is not limited to creative and innovative development, it includes taking on environmental justice issues such as the air quality and land use challenges created by trash transfer stations. To that end, earlier this year, a trash station in the Langdon neighborhood closed and now the last days of the W Street Transfer Station are in sight.

Although the work continues, together, we are building a better Ward 5.

In Service,

Kenyan



Legislative Update


On Tuesday, November 13th, the Council unanimously passed the Short Term Rental Regulation Act of 2018 on a second and final vote. The graphic below remains accurate, however the final bill was amended to allow people who travel for work or have an illness in the family to apply for an exemption on the limit on the number of days per year you can be away from your home while listing a unit.



Kenyan in the Community





Congratulations to Our Tier 1 Ward 5 Charter Schools


Congratulations to the Ward 5 public charter schools that have earned a tier 1 rating this year. Each year, DC Public Charter School Board evaluates the performance of every public charter school in the District and this year we congratulate the 17 tier 1 public charter schools in Ward 5.
  • Academy of Hope Adult PCS
  • Briya PCS - Adult Program and Early Childhood Program
  • Carlos Rosario International PCS
  • DC Bilingual PCS
  • DC Prep PCS - Edgewood Elementary School
  • DC Prep PCS - Edgewood Middle School
  • Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS - Brookland
  • Friendship PCS - Woodridge International Elementary
  • Friendship PCS - Woodridge International Middle
  • Inspired Teaching Demonstration PCS
  • KIPP DC - College Preparatory Academy PCS
  • KIPP DC - Connect Academy PCS
  • Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS
  • Lee Montessori PCS
  • Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS
  • Washington Leadership Academy PCS
  • Washington Yu Ying PCS



Ward 5 Holiday Party - December 19



Councilmember McDuffie invites you to the Ward 5 Holiday Party which will take place Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Dock 5 in Union Market. RSVP


CRIAC Nonprofit Relief Program Public Meeting


The Clean Rivers Impervious Area Charge (CRIAC) Relief Program for Nonprofit Organizations (CRIAC Nonprofit Relief Program) provides eligible nonprofits assistance in paying its CRIAC fees.

The CRIAC fees have increased significantly over the past ten years to pay for the large-scale combined sewer system infrastructure expansion necessary to reduce combined sewer overflows from contributing to the pollution in the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and their tributaries. The cost of this work has imposed a significant burden on nonprofit organizations that serve District residents, especially houses of worship and cemeteries.

The Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) will host a public meeting to present a full program overview of the proposed CRIAC Nonprofit Relief Program. The presentations will include program eligibility requirements, the application process, and the amount of relief available through the program.

DATE: Friday, December 7, 2018
TIME: 9:30 – 11:00 am
LOCATION: DOEE Headquarters
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor

RSVP





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