Ready for Snow

January 2016

January 20, 2016 | Volume 2, Issue 3


We have had a good run without snow this season – but it looks like that will come to an end with snow expected on Friday. Regardless of how much or how little snow we get, we are ready.

We have more than 2,000 residents who have volunteered to join our Resident Snow Team.  They will help our neighbors with disabilities and elderly residents remove snow from sidewalks, stairs and driveways.  For anyone who may need help this season – or for folks who are interested in volunteering – we encourage you to visit, or call 202-727-7925.  And for volunteers who do not have a shovel, not to worry, we will lend you one!

The District’s Snow Team, led by the Department of Public Works, has been preparing since last summer.  We have been beefing up our equipment, with fourteen new 6-wheel dump trucks to salt and plow major streets, six new Ford 550s for smaller residential streets, and salt domes filled to capacity.

We are also trying to keep our residents out the cold. If you or someone you know is homeless or needs shelter, call the shelter hotline at 1-800-535-7252 or 311. Help is available 24/7.

For up to date information on government services – including school closures and trash pickup – you can visit The site includes tips on keeping you and your families safe during winter weather.

Stay warm and stay safe,


Muriel Bowser


Steps Toward a Safer, Stronger District

Last week, Councilmembers, small business owners and community members joined Mayor Bowser as she signed the Private Security Camera System Incentive Program Emergency Act of 2016. The legislation, which was moved by Councilmember Charles Allen is part of Mayor Bowser’s comprehensive Safer, Stronger public safety agenda, provides rebates to property and business owners, as well as religious institutions who install security cameras. During the signing, Mayor Bowser thanked the DC Council for working with her to advance sensible policies that make the District safer and stronger.


Celebrating Dr. King

On Monday, District residents and people around the world recognized and celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To honor Dr. King, Mayor Bowser participated in the annual MLK Parade in Ward 8. The parade attracted residents from all eight wards who celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. King. To view pictures from the event, visit the Mayor Bowser’s Facebook page at

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