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Summary of Twenty-Fifth Legislative Meeting Available

May 28, 2014 -- A summary of the actions of the Council of the District of Columbia at the Twenty-Fifth Legislative Meeting held on May 28, 2014 is available online here. Read More »


Budget Autonomy Act court ruling: Council still optimistic

May 19, 2014 -- The Council receives the news of the court’s decision with frustration and disappointment and looks forward to the matter being reconsidered on appeal. Despite the court’s ruling, the judge’s opinion highlights the consensus made recently on an issue that has bedeviled the District since the start of Home Rule. Read More »


Get up to Speed on DC Budget Autonomy

May 14, 2014 -- Budget autonomy is critical to the District’s future—so critical, in fact, that we have taken the Mayor and CFO to court to fight for it. The issue is clear: dollars that are raised locally should be allowed to be spent locally without the need for Congressional involvement (although Congress would retain decision-making on federal funds). The Council, the Mayor, and 83% of District voters are on record supporting this view. Read More »


2015 Budget Mark-Up Schedule

May 13, 2014 -- 2015 Budget Oversight Hearing Schedule (5/13/14) View agencies’ responses to performance oversight questions Read More »


Summary of Twenty-Fourth Legislative Meeting Available

May 7, 2014 --  Read More »


Council Defends Budget Autonomy (updated)

May 5, 2014 -- Seeking to uphold the law – passed by the Council, signed by the Mayor, ratified by 83% of District voters, and passively approved by Congress – the Council of the District of Columbia filed suit this morning against the District’s Mayor and Chief Financial Officer. The suit asserts that the local Budget Autonomy Act is valid, and asks the court to order the Mayor and CFO to comply with the law. Read More »


Revised Budget Oversight Schedule Available

May 2, 2014 -- 2015 Budget Oversight Hearing Schedule (3/31/14) Read More »


Emancipation Day Events Announced

April 9, 2014 -- DC Emancipation Day 2014 is Wednesday, April 16. Emancipation Day activities will kick-off on Sunday, April 13th at the Lincoln Theatre at 6:00 PM with “The Great Debate”. On Wednesday, April 16th, Emancipation Day will begin with an 11:00 AM parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, educational workshops in the John A. Wilson District Building starting at 1:30 PM, a concert on Freedom Plaza featuring Doug E. Fresh, Black Alley band, DJ Kool, Arrested Development, Talib Kweli, and Raheem DeVaugh starting at 4:00 PM, followed by an 8:30 PM fireworks show. All events are free and open to the public. For more information on DC Emancipation Day 2014, please visit www.emancipationdc.com. Read More »


Summary of Twenty-Third Legislative Meeting Available

April 8, 2014 -- A summary of the actions of the Council of the District of Columbia at the Twenty-Third Legislative Meeting held on March 4, 2014 is available online here. Read More »


DC Council Closed March 17th Due To Severe Weather

March 17, 2014 --  Read More »


Transportation and the Environment Oversight Hearing to be rescheduled

March 17, 2014 -- The Transportation and the Environment Performance Oversight Hearing scheduled for Monday, March 17, will be rescheduled for a later date due to severe weather.  Read More »


The Office of the Budget Director has released the 2015 Budget Oversight Schedule

March 12, 2014 --  Read More »


Revised Performance and Budget Oversight Schedules Available

March 10, 2014 --  Read More »


Summary of Twenty-Second Legislative Meeting Available

March 5, 2014 --  Read More »


Outside Gift Disclosures for January 2014 Released

February 19, 2014 -- The Office of the General Counsel has released a record of outside gift disclosures for January 2014. A summary of the disclosures can be viewed in CSV and PDF format online here. Read More »


The Committee of the Whole Hearing on PR20-605 and PR20-606 has been rescheduled to February 20

February 15, 2014 --  Read More »


Finance and Revenue oversight hearing scheduled for February 14 has been canceled

February 14, 2014 -- Finance and Revenue oversight hearing scheduled for February 14 has been canceled and will be rescheduled. Read More »


DC Council will operate on a 2-hour delay on February 14

February 14, 2014 --  Read More »


Budget Oversight Hearing Notice Available

February 6, 2014 --  Read More »


Twenty-First Legislative Meeting Held on February 4

February 5, 2014 -- The Council held a legislative meeting on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.  Read More »


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