From Councilmember Trayon White, Sr. <[email protected]>
Subject DC Celebrates Capital Pride
Date June 8, 2023 3:47 PM
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Dear Ward 8 residents,

June is Pride Month. Pride celebrates inclusivity, freedom of expression and the collision of diversity and LGBTQ+ individuals. It is about reinforcing equal rights for all people. I am proud to live in an inclusive city where residents feel accepted for who they are without discrimination or shame.

In 2020, my office created the Ward 8 Commission on LGBTQ to focus on and address issues affecting Ward 8 LGBTQ. I am proud that this commission fosters and promotes acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community and works to support the priorities of LGBTQ+ residents in Ward 8.

For residents looking to celebrate and join the LGBTQ+ community for the festivities, the Capital Pride festival will take place on Sunday, June 11th, along Pennsylvania Avenue NW, starting at noon. The festivities will include food vendors, entertainment, and over 300 exhibitors.

Click here to learn more about the Capital Pride Parade ([link removed]) .


Trayon White, Sr.
Councilmember, Ward 8

The Giant® National Capital BBQ Battle is Back for its 31st year, as America’s Food & Music Festival and we have tickets for Ward 8 residents.

Mark your calendar for June 24th & 25th and bring the whole family to DC’s favorite Food & Music celebration.

The Office of Councilmember Trayon White has free tickets for Ward 8 residents only.

For tickets, please register in advance: [link removed].

Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Ward 8 Office located at 2235 Shannon Place SE, Washington, DC 20020 on Tuesdays only from 10am-4pm. For more information about tickets please contact Councilmember White's office at 202-724-8045.

For more information on the Giant Barbecue Battle, visit ([link removed])
End Gun Violence Conference held at Freedom Plaza.

June 2, 2023

Councilmember White joined The T.R.I.G.G.E.R Project for its End Gun Violence Conference at Freedom Plaza. Several violence interruption organizations and gun violence prevention advocates were also present to support this event and speak out against gun violence.

Boone Elementary School Hosts Doughnuts With Dads event.

June 2, 2023

Councilmember White visited Boone Elementary School for Doughnuts With Dads — a Father's Day Celebration promoting family engagement and strengthening relationships between schools and families.

The Committee on Recreation, Libraries, and Youth Affairs (RLYA) is preparing for summer recess. The Committee plans to tour all parks and recreation centers during recess to make introductions with recreation staff and tour recreational facilities to learn more about their needs and possible improvements.

To schedule a tour with the RLYA committee, please email: [email protected].
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June 6, 2023

Councilmember White moved an emergency measure on behalf of the residents of the 400 block of Xenia Street to relocate three trees from the neighborhood following a mistake on the DDOT notice sent to the residents, identifying the 600 block of Condon Terrace, SE, rather than the 400 block of Xenia Street as the area for planting of the trees.

In November 2020, DDOT planted 22 trees on this block and immediately received pushback from the community. After some discussion, DDOT removed 14 of the trees. The three remaining trees to be relocated are adolescent American basswood trees that may grow up to 60 feet tall with a 30-foot width.

Residents of this condominium have since requested the final replacement of the trees based on the devaluation of their property value and the reasonable fear that the trees, once matured, will be large enough to make it difficult to see through and around the walkway, presenting a public safety concern.

After much debate with other members who had some concerns about the measure, Councilmember White made the decision to pull the measure and plans to reintroduce following more discussion with his Council colleagues and DDOT to find a resolution.
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The Committee on Executive Administration & Labor will hold a Public Hearing on the following Legislation:
* B25- 0026 ([link removed]) – Pay Range Act of 2023
* B25-0140 ([link removed]) – Fair Wage Amendment Act of 2023
* B25-0194 ([link removed]) – Pay Scale and Benefits Disclosure Amendment Act of 2023

Persons who wish to testify are requested to either email the Committee at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) or telephone the Committee at (202) 724-8198, at least two business days before the hearing and provide their name, address, telephone number, email address, organizational affiliation and title, if any. Each witness will receive an individual Zoom invitation for the hearing in a separate e-mail. Witnesses are encouraged to submit an electronic version of their testimony to [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) . Oral testimony will be limited to 5 minutes for those testifying on behalf of an organization and 3 minutes for those testifying on behalf of themselves.

Watch Live:
– On the Council site, at [link removed] ([link removed])
– On the OCTFME site, at [link removed]
– On TV, Channel 13 or 18

** The Outreach Team Joins Step Afrika at Van Ness Elementary School.
June 1, 2023
Councilmember White's Constituent Services Team had the opportunity to learn some dance moves from Step Afrika alongside Van Ness Elementary School students.

Step Afrika demonstrated some basic steps and percussive dance rhythms originating from African-American fraternities and sororities. The students were very enthusiastic and eager to learn and participate in the fun.

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