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Bowser Administration 6 Months Progress Report

Monday, August 10, 2015
Mayor Bowser

Bowser Administration Six Months Progress Report

Dear Washingtonians,

It is my great honor to serve as your Mayor. Six months into our fresh start, I am pleased to report that Washington, DC is strong and getting stronger. Our economy is thriving, our schools are improving, and our finances are in good shape.

Since day one, we have been looking to you – the residents of the District of Columbia – to shape our agenda. Through our Office of Community Relations & Services, we are bringing the Mayor’s office closer to where you live, work and play, so that we can better address your concerns. By opening a Mayor’s Office in Anacostia, we are making sure that no ward in our city goes unnoticed. And for the first time ever, we engaged the community on the front end of the budget process through budget engagement forums to inform and shape our priorities.

With your feedback in hand, we developed a budget that makes critical investments in education, health and wellness, public safety, affordable housing and jobs. We are focused on creating economic opportunity for every resident. While there is tremendous prosperity in DC, that prosperity does not reach every corner of our city. That is why we are creating pathways to the middle class, so every member of our community can benefit from our success.

We are also working to make DC government more effective and efficient. I retained and recruited a talented team of leaders who will make sure that progress continues and will work tirelessly to help the District reach its full potential. This is a team that gets things done.

Transparency and accountability will be hallmarks of this Administration, because this government belongs to our residents. We will use innovation to keep Washington on the cutting edge of excellence – from launching bold new strategies to end homelessness, to using technology to solve infrastructure challenges, to pioneering community policing methods that keep our neighborhoods safe.

This report provides a snapshot of our progress to date. I am proud of the things we have accomplished. But, this is just the beginning; we have so much more to do. With your help, the Bowser Administration will continue to make you proud.

Sincerely,

 

Muriel Bowser, Mayor

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