A Reimagined K Street Will Keep DC Moving Forward

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Muriel Bowser Ward 4



John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004


Phone: (202) 727-2643
Email: muriel.bowser@dc.gov

Chief of Staff:
John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Rashad Young

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Ronald R. Ross

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry
Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Lamont Akins

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Julia Irving

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April 18, 2019 | Vol. 5, Issue 16

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

We know: a resilient and sustainable public transportation system is the key to building a resilient and sustainable city. 

Today, we have more people living, working, and going out in our city. We're home to more than 700,000 residents, hundreds of thousands of people commute in and out of our city every day for work, and, each year, we welcome more than 20 million visitors from around the world. 

As DC continues to grow, we've led the region in getting dedicated funding for Metro, and earlier this year we took a big first step toward making public transportation more equitable and affordable by making the DC Circulator free. In my Fiscal Year 2020 budget, we're doubling down on our commitment to public transportation with a $122 million investment in a new K Street Transitway. Each day, more than 28,000 vehicles travel down K Street NW between 12th Street and 21st Street and 40 percent of all bus passengers who are traveling east and west through DC go down K Street.

By building a new K Street Transitway, we can encourage more people to use public transportation by making our buses faster, more reliable, and more efficient. In doing so, we can get more cars off the road and reduce traffic congestion. Simply put: this project is a win for all who travel around downtown DC. 

On Wednesday, April 24, I'll be joined by community members and transportation leaders to share more details about how the K Street Transitway is going to transform the future of travel in DC—join us


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

FY20 Budget Highlight: Keep Housing Affordable Tax Credit

Schedule H

In her Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal, Mayor Bowser is expanding the Schedule H or "Keep Housing Affordable" tax credit. The budget includes $5.3 million to expand the Schedule H tax credit for both homeowners and renters. The investment would increase the maximum credit to $1,200 and raise the income ceiling for those eligible, expanding eligibility to approximately 3,000 new people.

Learn more HERE

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MuralsDC: Apply to Become a 2019 Muralist


The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, in partnership with the DC Department of Public Works, seeks graffiti and aerosol mural artists and artist teams to design, create, and install aerosol murals as part of the MuralsDC program.

The MuralsDC program was established to replace illegal graffiti with artistic works, revitalize sites within DC neighborhoods, and to teach young people the art of aerosol painting.

Learn more about applying HERE. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30.

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Bee the Change: Annual Earth Day Pollinator Seed Giveaway

Bee the Change

It’s almost time for the Department of Energy and Environment's annual Earth Day pollinator seed giveaway! Native flowers aren't just beautiful, they provide critical pollinator habitats, and on April 22, at Metro stations around DC, you can pick up your own pack of pollinator seeds. This year's theme is “Bee the Change." 

Learn more HERE

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about the Mayor's community walk with Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, the Mayor's expansion of the Keep Housing Affordable tax credit, and DC Emancipation Day. 

Pathways to the Middle Class: DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Curator

Pathways to the Middle Class

The mission of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) is to provide grant funds, programs, and educational activities that encourage diverse artistic expressions and learning opportunities so that all District residents and visitors can experience the rich culture of our city.

CAH has an opening for a Curator. This position is responsible for spearheading the daily curation of CAH gallery spaces by finding art, mediums, and artists to spotlight. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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