UPDATE (5/15/17): Subsequent to the May 9th meetup, we updated the FY18 Budget Recommendations to correct an erroneous understanding of the budget timeline. In fact, the Council first publishes the updated Budget before the first Council vote (not the Committee of the Whole public hearing). Therefore, the first recommendation (under Transparency) needed to be changed to call for the Council to publish the budget 7 days before the first Council vote. Click here to read the DC4D FY18 Budget Recommendations Final

DC for Democracy members took a stand on Affordable Housing and the FY18 Budget at our meetup on May 9, 2017.

Joe Barrios, Coordinator of the Affordable Housing team, presented a resolution drafted by the team that included principles that would guide amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, regulation of the short-term rental market (Airbnb) and the FY18 budget. Members debated and voted on amendments to the resolution, and passed the resolution by majority vote (show of hands). The resolution will serve as the agenda for the Affordable Housing team for the next fiscal year. Read the 2017 Housing Resolution here.

Kesh Ladduwahetty, Chair, presented a resolution drafted by the Steering Committee, with input from the Affordable Housing team and Criminal Justice teams. The resolution included items related to transparency, affordable housing (the same items included in the Affordable Housing resolution), criminal justice issues, Paid Family Leave, and revenue. Members debated and voted on amendments to the resolution, and passed the resolution by majority vote (show of hands). Read the final FY18 Budget Resolution here.