[Mintwood-place] Graham Works for $8.5 Million – Bruce Monroe Interim Use and DC Small Business Relief
grahamwone at gmail.com
Wed May 26 20:47:48 UTC 2010
I wanted to tell you immediately some of what we got in the budget.
I worked with Chairman Gray to put $1.5 million in to transform the old
Bruce-Monroe site into the community use we need. The Mayor’s office said
there was only $500,000 in the budget. That was not enough for the
basketball courts, night-time lights, fencing, tennis court, programming and
other beautification items. The stakeholders challenged me to find more. We
There will also be $7 million for D.C. small businesses hurt by the
streetscape projects. This money will be placed in a fund for the sole
purpose of providing tax relief for our small businesses. Earlier this year,
several Col. Heights businesses showed me photos of the obstacles – diggers,
brick piles, sand and all manner of debris – stopping their customers at the
door. They also shared some of their financial books, all of which spurred
me to act. We will be developing the process itself in the next few weeks.
But we had to get the budget funding in place.
Councilmember Jim Graham
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Jim Graham, Councilmember, Ward One, 1350 Pa. Ave., NW, #105, Washington, DC
20004. 202-724-8181; 202-724-8109 (fax).
Chairman, Committee on Public Works and the Environment (including alcohol
regulation). Main Committee Number: 202-724-8195. 1350 Pa. Ave., NW, #116,
Washington, DC 20004.
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