Our neighborhood is a great place to live but unaffordable housing options keep too many people out. On the ANC, I would promote projects that will reduce costs. As DC continues to grow and demand increases, we must increase the housing supply across the city. Recent growth has been concentrated “along the periphery of high-value places” and, on the ANC, I would support projects that would reverse that trend and make living in Dupont an option for more people.
As someone who never learned how to ride a bike and doesn’t own a car, walking and public transportation are how I get around. We need to think about the various elements in our transportation system in conjunction with each other. Promoting pedestrian safety is a top priority and will save lives. Improving our sidewalks is essential for people who use wheelchairs or other mobility aides. Our public transportation system should be robust enough that most residents in our neighborhood have no need to own a car. To help provide a spotlight on these important issues, I support resuming the critical work of the Transportation Committee.
ANCs are more than local government, they are hyper-local! I will reply quickly and work with residents to solve problems and answer questions. When I can’t, I will make sure to connect you with the right people. As new issues come before the ANC, I will reach out to our community to learn more by listening to a diverse range of opinions. All neighbors should know what issues are before the ANC and have a chance to make their voice heard without attending a lengthy monthly meeting.