The November 30 DC Register in tweets

The November 30 DC Register in tweets

Helder Gil (@hgil), “Transplanted New Yorker. GWU & @GWHatchet alum. Public servant. On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog. All tweets are my personal opinion.”, regularly takes to Twitter to summarize the weekly publication of the DC Register. We’re capturing them here to elevate the importance of the DCR and to make the content more accessible.

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APACC identifies community engagement opportunities and tackles internal challenges

APACC identifies community engagement opportunities and tackles internal challenges

At the November 9 monthly APACC Assembly meeting, member organization representatives brainstormed ideas for potential collaborative project proposals utilizing our funds to support implementation activities. The APACC Assembly adopted initial parameters for the “APACC Fund” at the October monthly meeting in preparation for doing the work required to accomplish elements of the network’s work plan and building capacity towards greater collaboration.

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You can help bolster DC's resiliency

You can help bolster DC's resiliency

You don’t have to be a climate expert or economist to know about resilience. Resilient DC wants to know your ideas about what DC government, for-profit and nonprofit businesses, and individuals can do to make various facets of life in DC resilient. Participate in person meetings or online.

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How is APACC preparing for 2019 priorities?

How is APACC preparing for 2019 priorities?

Several APACC members have received funding to make things happen in the Anacostia River Corridor. Anacostia Trust, for example, is creating an engagement toolkit to test one method of resident around Kenilworth Park North. Anacostia Coordinating Council and partners are focusing on videography to make a difference.

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October 30: Year of the Anacostia at-large candidates forum

October 30: Year of the Anacostia at-large candidates forum

The race for the At-large seat on the Council of the District of Columbia is a hotly contested one this year. Come to the Year of the Anacostia Forum for At-large Council Candidates to hear from DC Council candidates their views on the Anacostia River, Anacostia Park, neighborhoods closest to the park and river, and other important issues.

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October 24: Free housing advocacy workshop

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APACC member 11th Street Bridge Park and friends CNHED and BRIDGES are inviting those interested in ensuring longtime residents can benefit from development and not be pushed out to a free workshop on housing advocacy. The event takes place Wednesday, October 24, 6:00-8:00 pm at Anacostia Library (1800 Good Hope Rd SE). Register: bit.ly/housing-advocacy or (202) 670-6995.

Why we care

Equitable redevelopment of the Anacostia River Corridor, particularly ensuring that changes benefit and improve the lives and livelihoods of both current and future residents, is a central principle in APACC’s work. Changes—aka improvements—impact housing in a major way, too often pricing current residents out of the housing market. Like the workshop sponsors, APACC believes policies and practices must make a concerted effort to protect those who have lived close to the Anacostia River and Anacostia Park throughout the development process.

FY 2019: Advocacy is not over once the budget is signed

FY 2019: Advocacy is not over once the budget is signed

Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019, FY19) started October 1. As is always the case, some laws, policies, programs, and taxes change from one year to the next. Action—advocacy—on the budget is not done when the mayor signs it. To the contrary, once the fiscal year starts, the work is focused on making sure agencies implement the budget.

APACC and its members will be paying close attention to several elements of the FY 2019 budget and taking action when necessary.

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