Create a brick-and-mortar senior wellness center in Ward 3 that is Metro accessible and ADA compliant.
Require the Office of Tax and Revenue to provide outreach to seniors who are likely qualified for the senior tax credits.
Improve and expand senior activities at DPR facilities.
Make DDOT manage their sidewalk assets proactively to prevent trips from our senior residents.
Fight senior hunger by providing seniors with healthy meals through the support of No Senior Hungry Omnibus Bill 2021.
Expand Single Family Rehab Programs like Safe at Home and the Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Program so that seniors can get money to retrofit their home for things like handrails to prevent falls and work with these agencies to streamline the process so money is going to seniors that need it quickly.
Introduce legislation called the “Teacher Support Act” that would increase teacher pay, housing accessibility, parking availability, and give teachers opportunities for higher education to advance their career into administration
Leverage new school construction to expand transportation options for lower Wisconsin Ave. and MacArthur Blvd. such as the Circulator
Repurpose vacant and underutilized office space for early childhood education.
Expand the DPR Cooperative Play program to allow more children ages 1 to 5 to socialize and learn with their peers
Put at least one Behavioral Health Specialist in every DC public school to help students struggling with learning loss and social-emotional learning impacts from COVID-19
Expand Safe Passages and improve program implementation
Work with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to improve and focus resources on pedestrian safety within ¼ mile of schools through the Safe Routes to School Program
Strengthen Council oversight of the District’s education agencies by reimplementing the Education Committee while also maintaining Mayoral Control
Hire more new police officers that live in DC and retain experienced officers on the force
Hire more woman officers and officers of color to diversify the force and reflect the city that they serve in
Increase after school programs and open Department of Parks and Recreation facilities on Sundays to give children and teenagers positive outlets
Find and invest in successful strategies to prevent crime such as violence interrupters, credible messengers, roving leaders, and neighborhood watch programs
Support the READY Center in the DC Jail and the Office of Returning Citizens Affairs to help our returning citizens better transition into society again
Provide opportunities for workforce housing for those that work in Ward 3 such as restaurant workers, teachers, and first responders to live in the community they serve.
Build more affordable housing in Ward 3 by continuing to invest in the Housing Production Trust Fund and create opportunities for property owners to construct additional units through Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).
Encourage development of affordable housing projects that respect the character of neighborhoods.
Other Important Issues
Prioritize pedestrian safety improvements around schools and recreation centers which includes more bike lanes for our families to safely ride to these places.
Support increased bus service throughout the ward and bring a Circulator route to Glover Park and lower Wisconsin Ave.
Encourage alternative forms of transportation by establishing a bike lane on Connecticut Ave and supporting additional bus service for our communities, and expanded Capital Bikeshare network.
Increased funding for Capital Bikeshare’s bike replacement team, so more bikes will be available to more residents in the most upper northwest parts of the ward.
Increase funding for DDOT's sidewalks gap program to accelerate creating a more connected sidewalk network.
Support Main Streets and Great Streets by increasing financial support over time directly to businesses.
Work with District agencies to attract new businesses throughout the ward.
Work with ANCs and DDOT on streetscape projects to help revitalize business corridors, including Van Ness and Tenleytown.
Bring more clean teams to our business corridors.
Continue to provide support to small businesses that are still struggling due to the pandemic.
Work with UDC to lease university controlled vacant retail spaces in Van Ness.
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions through support of community solar.
Leverage the DC Green Bank so that existing Ward 3 buildings can retrofit to more efficient building systems.
Work with the Sustainable Energy Partnerships in DC to make sure Ward 3 residents and businesses know about efficiency programs and alternative energy opportunities which can save them money at low or no cost.
Find additional ways to support River Smart homes and encourage more tree plantings in the ward to battle water runoff.
Paid for by Phil For Ward 3, 3839 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20015. Maureen Boucher, Treasurer, A copy of our report is filed with Director of Campaign Finance of the District of Columbia Board of Elections.