Mayor Bowser Fights for “Fair Shot”

Mayor Bowser Fights for “Fair Shot”

6 Important Facts from 2017 Budget Proposal

Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser, speaks to reporters during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, a day after being elected the next mayor of the District of Columbia. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Washington, DC) – Recently, Mayor Muriel Bowser presented the 2017 Budget to the DC Council.

Mayor Bowser calls this plan “A Fair Shot“, expressing a commitment to address key community needs such as pathways to the middle class, high quality education, affordable housing, EMS reform,  homelessness, infrastructure, public safety, job training and employment services.  

These areas were raised as issues of concern for DC residents in a series of public engagement forums that were held throughout the formation of the budget.

Mayor Bowser was quoted as saying:

“In a city as prosperous as ours, every resident deserves a fair shot – no matter who you are, or what ward you live in. The Fair Shot Budget is geared toward making life better for Washingtonians today, as we prepare for a strong, healthy and prosperous future.”

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6 Important Facts from the 2017 Budget:

$100 million to build and repair affordable housing

$220 million dollars to fully modernize DCPS schools

$12 million for the Fire & Emergency Medical Services to put more ambulances out on the streets during peak time; $2.5 million to train EMS call takers and dispatchers

$75 million to enhance school programs and increase student enrollment

$5.9 million for DC Corrections Reform, to better support returning citizens

$4.8 million for full funding of the Mayor Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program, for more than 12,000 14-21 year olds and 1,000 22-24 year olds

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For more information on the 2017 proposed budget, click here…

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