The Office of Councilmember Trayon White is spreading love to all the fathers and father figures by hosting a Father's Day BBQ & Kickback.
Our Father's Day celebration seeks to remind us of the importance and challenges of fatherhood. Fathers do not always enjoy the same admiration we give our mothers and we want to ensure that we let them know they are appreciated.
So, we invite the fathers and father figures in our comunity to join us on Saturday, June 18th at Oxon Run park for a catered lunch, live band, whiskey & cigar bar and much more.
We look forward to celebrating with you.
Councilmember Trayon White, Sr.
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Job-ready candidates will have the opportunity to connect directly with employers from The Wharf, The Yards, SWBID, and Capitol Riverfront BID, in response to the growing demand for qualified workers to fill critical vacancies.
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Councilmember White celebrates the opening of The Well at Oxon Run Park.
On Saturday, June 4th, Councilmember White and community leaders, blessed the space at The Well at Oxon Run Park. "Accessibility to fresh fruits and vegetables for all residents is a top priority," stated Councilmember White on his Instagram.
The @ward8well ([link removed]) is a brand new community garden adding agriculture to the culture of Ward 8.
On June 7th, Councilmember Trayon White received unanimous final approval from his Council colleagues for B24-0109 - Prohibition of Marijuana Testing Act of 2021 (now known as "Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022") ([link removed]) that would prohibit marijuana testing as a condition of employment, except for certain positions or if otherwise required by law.
WITHDRAWAL OF THE
‘SCHOOL ATTENDANCE EMERGENCY ACT OF 2022’
On June 7th, 2022, Councilmember Trayon White withdrew the School Attendance Emergency Act of 2022 ([link removed]) . This legislation was to amend on an emergency basis compulsory school attendance to clarify 14 daily attendance as being present 60% of the full instructional day. It would also allow a verified 15 delay in public transportation that is no more than 10% of the instructional day as a valid 16 excused absence.
Councilmember Trayon White stated "I am happy to know that DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and the State Board of Education (SBOE) are working diligently to address the school attendance issue in advance of the upcoming school year. We must shift our focus from punitive measure that penalize students for delays beyond their control, such as, unreliable bus schedules, health issues or familial obligations to younger siblings."
"I look forward to the SBOE exercising their power to take this legislation from a concept to a policy that positively impacts the lives and futures of our students," closed Councilmember White.
Brian K. Thompson Recognition Resolution of 2022
The Council has approved the final ward map! You can explore the final map as a PDF ([link removed]) , or as an interactive map ([link removed]) . The final bill itself can be found here ([link removed]) .
To recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Brian K. Thompson as a Ward 8 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and the Ward 8 Redistricting Committee.
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Councilmember Trayon White, Sr. June 7, 2022 Legislation Introductions
1. *Sheila A. Robinson Recognition Resolution of 2022 - To recognize and celebrate Sheila A. Robinson a longtime Ward 8 resident on her 75th birthday. Bonds, Gray, McDuffie, Nadeau, Henderson
2. Firefighter/Technician Jared McKinney Recognition Resolution of 2022- To recognize, honor, and commend District of Columbia Fire and EMS Firefighter/Technician and Southeast native Jared McKinney for heroically catching a toddler from the second story of a burning apartment building and for his fearless commitment to protecting the lives of District residents. Mendelson, Bonds, Pinto, Gray, Allen, R. White, Henderson, Nadeau. Silverman, Cheh, McDuffie, Lewis George
3. *Brian K. Thompson Recognition Resolution of 2022- To recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Brian K. Thompson as a Ward 8 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and the Ward 8 Redistricting Committee Chairman. Silverman, Pinto, Bonds
4. Assistant Chief Chanel Dickerson Recognition Resolution of 2022- To recognize and honor Assistant Chief Chanel Dickerson for 34 years of dedicated service with the Metropolitan Police Department and congratulate her on her retirement. Mendelson, Allen, Lewis George, Silverman, R. White, Gray, Bonds, Nadeau, Cheh, Pinto, Henderson, McDuffie
5. National Homeownership Month Recognition Resolution of 2022- To recognize the barriers to homeownership, to support and encourage programs that expand homeownership opportunities, and to declare the month of June as National Homeownership Month in the District of Columbia. Mendelson, Nadeau, Silverman, Gray, R. White, Lewis George, Bonds, McDuffie, Cheh
6. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Recognition Resolution of 2022- To recognize and celebrate the trailblazing accolades, distinguished career, and confirmation of 36 Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Mendelson, Lewis George, Henderson, R. White, Pinto, Bonds, Silverman, McDuffie, Nadeau, Cheh, Allen, Gray
7. *Burial Assistance Program Increase Amendment Act of 2022- To amend the Burial Assistance Program Reestablishment Act of 1999 to increase the amount of burial assistance offered through the Department of Human Services burial assistance program. Nadeau, Lewis George, Henderson, McDuffie, Silverman, Pinto, Bonds, Allen
8. *DC Public Schools Alternatives to Suspension Amendment Act of 2022- To require DC Public School principals to consider whether alternatives to suspension, such as restorative justice, are more appropriate than suspension and to require each DC Public School to report suspension rates on a monthly basis to the chancellor. Bonds
9. *Jobs for District of Columbia Public School and Public Charter School Graduate Amendment Act of 2022- To amend the Jobs for DC Residents Amendment Act of 2007 to require all District subordinate agencies, independent agencies, and instrumentalities to provide an employment preference to District of Columbia Public School and Public Charter School graduates. Nadeau, Lewis George, Bonds
10. *Senior Programming Protection Act of 2022- To require the Mayor to submit to the Council an evaluation of proposed senior citizen programs and services to be offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation (“Department”) prior to the closing, discontinuing or relocating of any program or service for senior citizens offered by the Department. Nadeau, Lewis George, Pinto
11. Equitable Evaluations for D.C. Public School Employees Amendment Act of 2022-To amend Section 1718 of the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 to mandate that the District of Columbia Public Schools employees’ evaluation process and instruments for evaluating employees is subject for collective bargaining, and to prohibit the District of Columbia Public Schools from penalizing or imposing negative consequences on any employee represented by a union as a result of an evaluation process or instrument not agreed to in collective bargaining. Nadeau, Allen, Lewis George, R. White
12. *2662 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Southeast Tax Sale Certificate Amendment Act of 2022- To amend Chapter 13A of Title 47 of the District of Columbia Official Code to provide an 16 extension of the real property tax certificate for 2662 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, S.E., described as Lot 1034 in Square 5868, in Ward 8.
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