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Mary Cheh · [email protected]
September 10, 2021 at 1:48 PM

Ward 3 Update: DCPS, Honoring First Responders, & Agency Updates

September 9, 2021 Ward 3 Update: Dear Neighbors, I went to Wilson High School on Thursday to observe how students were adjusting to in-person learning and adhering to the mask wearing, social distancing, and COVID safety protocols in place within the building. My overall impression was …
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
August 27, 2021 at 8:49 PM

Ward 3 Update: A Safe Return to School

August 27, 2021 Ward 3 Update: A Safe Return to School Dear Neighbors, This afternoon, it was announced that DC Public Schools (DCPS) is shifting to an opt-out consent model for coronavirus testing in schools. Essentially, this means that instead of requiring families to proactively sub…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
August 19, 2021 at 9:42 PM

Ward 3 Update: Back to School

August 19, 2021 Ward 3 Update: Dear Neighbors, DC Public Schools (DCPS) has released a fair amount of information as to what students and families can expect when returning to in-person learning this fall. And, as with every year, I've conducted readiness tours and inspections of Ward 3…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
August 13, 2021 at 7:38 PM

Ward 3 Update: Hearst and Oak Mites

August 13, 2021 Ward 3 Update: Hearst Pool and Field Project and Oak Mites Dear Neighbors, This update is a special one with only two items. We'll have a fuller update next week. Regards, Mary   Hearst Pool and Field Project As executed, this project has been marked by one f…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
August 4, 2021 at 12:58 AM

Ward 3 Update: The Final Budget

August 3, 2021 Ward 3 Update: The Final Budget Dear Neighbors, The District's FY22 budget passed its second and final reading today after receiving a unanimous vote by the Council. As with any budget, funding tweaks are made between the first and second vote, but this year the Council m…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 1:23 AM

Ward 3 Update: School Readiness & Public Safety

July 28, 2021 Ward 3 Update: School Readiness & Public Safety Dear Neighbors, The Council recently held an extensive public roundtable on the proposed plans for in-person instruction within DC Public Schools (DCPS) and the Charter School network. At the hearing, we learned that the …
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
July 22, 2021 at 2:18 AM

Ward 3 Update: The Budget Advances

July 21, 2021 Ward 3 Update: The Budget Advances Dear Neighbors, The Council passed, on the first of two readings, what Chairman Mendelson has called a transformative budget. Indeed, this year's budget is transformative, especially in the innovative ways it seeks to address wealth and r…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
July 15, 2021 at 3:18 PM

Ward 3 Update: Two New Proposed Schools for Ward 3

July 15, 2021 Ward 3 Update: Two New Proposed Schools for Ward 3 Dear Neighbors, I’d like to provide an update on where the District is in the planning process for the two new schools proposed for Ward 3. I hope this letter will answer some questions and concerns that I’ve received from…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
July 13, 2021 at 10:29 PM

Coronavirus Update: Council Extends Pandemic Protections

July 13, 2021 Coronavirus Update: Council Extends Pandemic Protections Dear Neighbors, After receiving word that the Mayor was unlikely to extend the District's Public Health Emergency (PHE) beyond July 25th, the Council voted to extend the majority of the resident and business protecti…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
July 7, 2021 at 8:22 PM

Ward 3 Update: The T&E Budget

July 7, 2021 Ward 3 Update: The T&E Budget Dear Neighbors, After weeks of budget oversight hearings, meetings, and community advocacy efforts, each of the Council's ten committees have marked up their budget reports and tomorrow the members will engage in a budget work session to di…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
June 30, 2021 at 10:22 PM

A Brief Update on Ticketing

June 30, 2021 Dear Neighbors, I would like to share a brief, but significant, update on ticketing along Connecticut Ave NW: the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that all rush-hour parking restrictions are in effect on Connecticut Avenue NW and that full ticketing…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
June 25, 2021 at 12:24 AM

Coronavirus Update: DMV, Ticketing, & the 4th of July

June 24, 2021 Coronavirus Update Dear Neighbors, After no small amount of Council and community advocacy, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced this week that it will end the current appointment system and return to walk-in operations on July 19th. The agency will honor those…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
June 14, 2021 at 12:11 AM

Coronavirus Update: DMV, Vaccine Hesitancy, & Next Day of Action

June 13, 2021 Coronavirus Update Dear Neighbors, The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced that it would be extending the deadline to renew expired licenses and identification cards from July 1st to September 9th. Perhaps more promising than the enforcement extension is the annou…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
May 28, 2021 at 8:15 PM

Coronavirus Update: Changes for Walk-Up Sites & DMV Strategies

May 28, 2021 Coronavirus Update: Changes for Walk-Up Vaccination Sites Dear Neighbors, There are some newly announced changes to the District's vaccination program that I would like to flag particularly for those who are not yet vaccinated and families interested in vaccination opportun…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
May 28, 2021 at 3:07 AM

Ward 3 Update: A First Look at the Budget

May 27, 2021 Ward 3 Update: A First Look at the Budget Dear Neighbors, Earlier today, Mayor Bowser released her proposed Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Annual Operating Budget & Capital Plan and provided a presentation on it's contents to the Council. This will be the first of two present…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
May 18, 2021 at 1:19 AM

Coronavirus Update: Changes to the Mask Mandate

Starting today, fully vaccinated residents will only need to wear masks in circumstances where there is a specific mask requiremen  May 17, 2021 Coronavirus Update: Changes to the Mask Mandate Dear Neighbors, The Mayor held a press conference this afternoon where she announced a major …
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
May 12, 2021 at 1:55 PM

Coronavirus Update: Full Reopening Set for June 11th

May 12, 2021 Coronavirus Update: Full Reopening Set for June 11th Dear Neighbors, Mayor Bowser has announced that the District is heading toward fully reopening, with all capacity restrictions for businesses, places of worship, entertainment venues, and government facilities to be lifte…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
May 1, 2021 at 12:04 AM

Coronavirus Update: Ward 3's Walk-Up Vaccination Site

April 30, 2021 Coronavirus Update: Ward 3's Walk-Up Vaccination Site Dear Neighbors, Tomorrow, May 1st, the District is launching eleven free walk-up vaccination clinics across the District. Ward 3's walk-up vaccination site is the former Walgreens located at 4225 Connecticut Ave in the…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
April 21, 2021 at 11:29 PM

Coronavirus Update: Vaccines for Homebound Residents, DMV Updates, & More

April 21, 2021 Coronavirus Update: Vaccines for Homebound Residents, DMV Updates, & More Dear Neighbors, To date, over 212,000 District residents (including 60% of Ward 3 seniors) are fully or partially vaccinated. And to build off of this progress, DC Health is launching an at-home…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
April 9, 2021 at 2:19 PM

Coronavirus Update: Vaccine Eligibility Opening to All on Monday

April 9, 2021 Coronavirus Update: Vaccine Eligibility Opening to All on Monday Dear Neighbors, On Monday, April 12th the District will open vaccination eligibility to all District residents aged 16 and older, which is Phase 2 of DC Health's vaccination program. While it had been origina…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
March 24, 2021 at 11:07 PM

Coronavirus Update: A Note on Education

March 24, 2021 Coronavirus Update: A Note on Education Dear Parents and Neighbors, There is no question that in-person, classroom teaching offers the best education for students and that the past year of remote learning, despite our teachers' best efforts, has been emotionally, socially…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
March 18, 2021 at 11:40 PM

Coronavirus Update: Pre-Registration Now Open to Everyone

March 18, 2021 Coronavirus Update: Pre-Registration Now Open to Everyone Dear Neighbors, Pre-registraion is now open to all District residents, not just for those who are currently eligible for the vaccine. Current eligibility remains limited to seniors, certain workers, those with qual…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
February 9, 2021 at 2:16 AM

Ward 3 Update: Getting Back to Business

February 8, 20218 Ward 3 Update: Getting Back to Business Dear Neighbors, In the past month, we have experienced an insurrection, inauguration, a challenging vaccine rollout, the region's first significant winter storm, and the first day of in-person learning for thousands of local stu…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
January 27, 2021 at 6:56 PM

Coronavirus Update: Vaccinating Seniors, Teachers, & Childcare Staff

January 27, 2021 Coronavirus Update: Seniors, Teachers, & Childcare Staff Dear Neighbors, In just a week's time, many changes have been made to the District's vaccine distribution plan. While I was told that there would be a one-time, special vaccination opportunity for residents in…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
January 19, 2021 at 11:53 PM

Ward 3 Update: Additional Inauguration Day Safety Measures

January 19, 2021 Ward 3 Update: Additional Inauguration Day Safety Measures Dear Neighbors, This update will provide new Inauguration Day safety announcements as well as re-share some of the resources from last week's Inauguration Preparedness newsletter. But first, I would like to offe…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
January 16, 2021 at 3:20 AM

Coronavirus Update: Today's Vaccination Alert

January 15, 2021 Coronavirus Update: Today's Vaccination Alert Dear Neighbors, Many residents have written to me about an "alert" they received from the Department of Health that, on Saturday, a new vaccine registration opportunity would become available exclusively to those residents l…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
January 15, 2021 at 7:10 PM

Ward 3 Update: Inauguration Preparedness

January 15, 2021 Ward 3 Update: Inauguration Preparedness Dear Neighbors, There are multiple federal and local agencies coordinating the safety procedures and planning process for the upcoming Inauguration on the 20th. Past Inaugurations have required heightened security and restriction…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
January 12, 2021 at 6:02 PM

Coronavirus Update: Yesterday's Senior Registration Rollout

January 12, 2021 Coronavirus Update: A Note On the Senior Registration Rollout Dear Neighbors, DC Health expanded vaccine registration access for District residents aged 65 years and older yesterday, and the rollout came with a significant number of frustrations and challenges for senio…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
January 8, 2021 at 10:08 PM

Coronavirus Update: Vaccine Registration to Expand Next Week

January 8, 2021 Coronavirus Update: Vaccine Registration to Expand Next Week Dear Neighbors, As noted in yesterday's newsletter, the work of local Washington must continue. And a central focus for the District in the upcoming weeks will be the distribution of coronavirus vaccines. Early…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
January 8, 2021 at 3:07 AM

Ward 3 Update: Democracy Continues in the face of Violent Insurgency

January 7, 2021 Ward 3 Update: Dear Neighbors, Yesterday, our country experienced an attempted coup orchestrated by the President of the United States. Not only was the disparate response to yesterday's rioters verses last year's peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters on full display, …
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
January 5, 2021 at 12:28 AM

Ward 3 Update: A Special Note on Upcoming Demonstrations

January 4, 2021 Ward 3 Update: A Special Note on Upcoming Demonstrations Dear Neighbors, Today, the Council received a two and a half hour briefing from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the District of Columbia Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) in a…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
December 24, 2020 at 3:01 PM

Wishing You A Joyous Holiday Season!

Dear Neighbors, 2020 has been a year of many challenges, losses, and deep heartache, but it has also been a year of incredible progress. This year saw the triumph of a new presidential administration, a nation-wide focus on racial justice and equity, and a groundswell of community support for…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
December 23, 2020 at 4:59 PM

Coronavirus Update: Vaccines, Holiday Pause, & DCPS

December 23, 2020 Coronavirus Update: Vaccines, Holiday Pause, & DCPS Dear Neighbors, Last week, two of the District's most prominent front line workers, DC Health Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt and Fire and EMS Chief John Donnelly, were vaccinated against COVID-19 at a broadcast ev…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
December 5, 2020 at 12:14 AM

Coronavirus Update: DC's Vaccine Distribution Plan

December 4, 2020 Coronavirus Update: The District's Vaccine Distribution Plan Dear Neighbors, This past week has seen some major developments in local vaccine distribution planning, and this letter will focus on what we know about the District's Vaccination Plan. Initial vaccine doses w…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
November 23, 2020 at 9:29 PM

Coronavirus Update: DCPS Letter, ZooLights Express, and Slow Streets Survey

November 23, 2020 Coronavirus Update: DCPS, ZooLights Express, & Slow Streets Dear Neighbors, Earlier this month, I sent a six page letter to the DC Public Schools Chancellor outlining a number of outstanding questions and concerns I had on DCPS's reopening plan. The items and recom…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
October 23, 2020 at 11:40 PM

Coronavirus Update: Contact Tracing App, New Climate Bill, & Voter Resources

October 23, 2020 Coronavirus Update: Contact Tracing App, New Climate Bill, & Voter Resources Dear Neighbors, This week the District gained a new and valuable tool the effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus: a COVID-19 exposure notification app for iPhone or Android users know…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
October 8, 2020 at 5:19 PM

Coronavirus Update: Schools, Ballot Boxes, & Eviction Protection

October 8, 2020 Coronavirus Update: Schools, Ballot Boxes, & Eviction Protection Dear Neighbors, This week the Mayor, Chancellor, and DC Health announced that elementary school students (prekindergarten - 5th grade) will transition to one of three learning models for Term 2 of the …
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
September 28, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Coronavirus Update: Let's Focus on Food

September 28, 2020 Coronavirus Update: Let's Focus on Food Dear Neighbors, The Council of Governments, or COG, is a nonprofit organization that brings together elected officials and subject matter experts across the Washington Metropolitan Area in the effort to share ideas, coordinate,…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
September 18, 2020 at 9:50 PM

Coronavirus Update: Pandemic Planning & Looking Ahead

September 18, 2020 Coronavirus Update: Pandemic Planning & Looking Ahead Dear Neighbors, The Council is poised to consider a number of police-related reform bills this fall, and much of that work will build upon what has already begun through emergency legislation and the Council's…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
August 21, 2020 at 6:56 PM

Coronavirus Update: School Readiness, Voting, and the March on Washington

August 21, 2020 Coronavirus Update: School Readiness, Voting, and the March on Washington Dear Neighbors, This week, I met (virtually) with each of the principals from our Ward 3 schools. Even though I couldn't physically tour the buildings as I have in years past, it was important t…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
August 13, 2020 at 5:09 PM

Coronavirus Update: New Slow Streets, COVID-19 Transmission, & DC Statehood

August 13, 2020 Coronavirus Update: Slow Streets, Transmission, & Statehood Dear Neighbors, State health departments are using contact tracing data to determine the primary source of coronavirus infection and spread. In the District of Columbia, the Department of Health (DC Health…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
August 7, 2020 at 4:42 PM

Coronavirus Update: Persistent Issues, DCFACES, & Rock Creek

August 7, 2020 Coronavirus Update: Persistent Issues, DCFACES, & Rock Creek Dear Neighbors, On August 1st, the Council entered into the summer recess period. This is a time where committees conduct much of the research and legislative drafting for new bills to be introduced in the …
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
August 1, 2020 at 12:25 AM

Short Update on School Reopening

July 31, 2020 Short Update on School Reopening Dear Neighbors, Public schools will be all-virtual for the first term of the fall 2020-2021 school year. The first term runs from Monday, August 31st through Friday, November 6th, at which point the Mayor, DC Health, and DC Public Schools …
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
July 30, 2020 at 12:55 AM

Coronavirus Update: New Middle School, the Fall Election, & COVID News

July 29, 2020 Coronavirus Update: New Middle School, the Fall Election, & COVID-19 News Dear Neighbors, This is a busy and important week in the District. Yesterday, the Council held its final vote on the Budget Support Act. And now members, myself included, are holding our final h…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
July 23, 2020 at 12:55 AM

Coronavirus Update: Mask Mandate, 2nd Budget Vote, & Vision Zero

July 22, 2020 Coronavirus Update: Mask Mandate, Budget Vote, & Vision Zero Dear Neighbors, Yesterday's legislative meeting was remarkable. The Council was able to advance important legislation, including the much-anticipated Vision Zero bill (details below), but our scheduled final…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
July 16, 2020 at 7:01 PM

Coronavirus Update: Fall School Instruction

July 16, 2020 Coronavirus Update: Fall School Instruction Dear Neighbors, One of the most common questions that I'm asked is what fall instruction will look like for DC Public School (DCPS) students during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And, following an announcement by Mayor Bowser…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
July 8, 2020 at 8:58 PM

Ward 3 Update: 1st Budget Vote & Coronavirus Resources

July 8, 2020 Ward 3 Update: 1st Budget Vote & Coronavirus Resources Dear Neighbors, Yesterday the Council held the first of two votes on the District's Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget. As mentioned previously, this has been a particularly challenging budget year as the coronavirus' …
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
July 4, 2020 at 3:27 PM

Celebrate the 4th of July with the Virtual Palisades Parade!

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Mary Cheh · [email protected]
July 1, 2020 at 7:05 PM

Coronavirus Update: the Budget, 4th of July, & Summer Bridge

July 1, 2020 Coronavirus Update: the Budget, 4th of July, & Summer Bridge Dear Neighbors, On Monday the full Council engaged in a virtual budget work session to discuss our individual committee budgets, concerns, and ideas for further improvements to the District's Fiscal Year 2021…
Mary Cheh · [email protected]
June 26, 2020 at 7:35 PM

Ward 3 Update: Committee Budgets Advance

June 26, 2020 Ward 3 Update: Committee Budgets Advance Dear Neighbors, Committee markups concluded this week, and the Council's budget work session will be held on Monday, June 29th. For those who unfamiliar with the District's budgetary process, it begins when the Mayor releases her d…