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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:
Kevin Donahue

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Eugene Adams

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry
Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Faith Gibson Hubbard

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

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June 4, 2021

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,  

Equity is the guiding principle in our $17.5 billion Fair Shot Budget. This budget uses the significant federal aid received through the American Rescue Plan to provide relief, recovery, and growth opportunities for our community, and especially for residents and businesses hit hardest by the pandemic. 

This week, we were at Stevens Early Learning Center to highlight how the Fiscal Year 2022 budget gives our youngest residents and their families a fair shot by expanding access to high quality, affordable child care. To do so, the Fair Shot Budget will deliver: 

  • Stabilization grants for all 425 licensed child care centers to help mitigate the losses experienced due to the public health emergency
  • Back-to-Work Child Care Grants for 90 licensed child care centers to preserve the number of available seats for DC families
  • A pilot to review incentives for 2,000 child care workers to improve child care worker retention
  • Higher subsidy payments for 270 child care centers
  • A second round of Access-to-Quality Grants for $10 million across FY22-23 to increase the number of quality and high-quality seats in DC—improving affordability, supply, and quality
  • $18.5 million across FY23-24 to pilot quality pay bonus payments to providers who pay wages to infant-toddler workers commensurate with credentials

At the heart of our $184 million effort to expand access to affordable child care is finding innovative ways to add more spots in more places, while also making sure that we have high quality outcomes. These are transformative investments that will make life better for families in DC and set our young people up for success. 


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Tomorrow: Vaccination Day for Student-Athletes, Coaches, & Officials

Vaccination Day

On Saturday, June 5, DC Health is partnering with the DC State Athletic Association on a walk-up vaccination clinic where student-athletes, coaches, and officials who either attend school, work, or live in Washington, DC can receive their free COVID-19 vaccine. 

When: Saturday, June 5 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Where: Eastern High School | 1700 E. Capitol St NE

Learn more HERE

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Also Tomorrow: FIT DC on Black Lives Matter Plaza


On Saturday, June 5, at 11:30 a.m., join the FIT DC team at Black Lives Matter Plaza for:

  • Workout led by Gym Jonez (free BLM Plaza mat for first 100 participants)
  • Performance by the Backyard Band
  • Walk-Up Vaccination Clinic
  • Refreshments by Turning Natural

Learn more HERE

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REMINDER: Parking Enforcement Has Resumed

Parking Enforcement

On June 1, parking enforcement resumed for: 

  • Expired parking meters
  • Expired RPP
  • Expired vehicle tags
  • Parking in no parking zones
  • Registration of residential out-of-state cars
  • Street sweeping violations

See frequently asked questions about parking enforcement HERE, and learn more about the District's ticket amnesty program HERE

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DC Will Pay Your Rent & Utility Bills


Through STAY DC, the District will:

  • Pay unpaid rent going back to April 1, 2020
  • Pay forward rent, up to 3 months at a time
  • Pay for water, gas, and electricity expenses on your behalf

We encourage anyone who is struggling to pay their rent or utility bills to visit stay.dc.gov or call 833-4-STAYDC from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

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