Building a livable, walkable city means creating a mix of neighborhood amenities, like the spectacular Barracks Row, within minutes of your home.

Since joining the D.C. Council, Tommy has won support throughout Washington for his fundamental goal: creating a livable and walkable city for all. He brings the skill to forge the kind of collaboration that translates great ideas into real improvements. Whether bringing Ward 6 residents back to their neighborhood schools or creating the next generation of public transportation, Tommy works with the leadership and communities in every corner of Ward 6 — from the Southwest Waterfront to the H Street Corridor, from Shaw to Capitol Hill — to guide development that focuses on neighborhood needs.


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July 30, 2014 Councilmember Tommy Wells Applauds Agreement Between DC Fire and Emergency Services Department and DC Fire Fighters Association (WASHINGTON, DC) This afternoon, the Mayor approved the Interest Arbitration Award and Compensation Agreement between the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department and Local 36 International Association of Firefighters Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2014.

"Contracts are an essential cornerstone in labor-management relations," said Councilmember Tommy Wells who chairs the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety. "Despite the absence of a contract or pay raise since 2006, the men and women of our Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department have continued to risk their lives each day, working for the safety and well-being of District residents. Today marks a significant milestone in restoring morale within FEMS rank and file."


Councilmember Tommy Wells has stood strong with the fire fighters at every step of this dispute," said Ed Smith, president of the DC Fire Fighters Association (IAFF Local No. 36). "We deeply appreciate his persistence to improve the department and better serve the residents and visitors of the District of Columbia."

 

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July 30, 2014 Want guns off your property? Download and print this handy sign for your window! This past weekend, DC residents learned that a Federal Court ruled that the District's handgun ban is unconstitutional. In light of that decision, we have received many phone calls from constituents asking what they can do to show their disagreement with the court's decision. One way businesses and residents can express their support for keeping handguns off the streets--or at the very least, their property--is to print one of these handy signs to display in your window!

Here's one specifically for businesses: WELLS-GUNFREEDC-SIGN-BUSINESS.pdf

And here's one that can be used for residents and/or businesses: GUN-FREE-DC-WINDOW-GENERAL.pdf

July 22, 2014 H Street NE to Celebrate DC Streetcar Line With Upcoming Stroll and Roll Events

Pedicabs to give the public free rides along future streetcar route; participants encouraged to visit H Street Corridor businesses, restaurants and bars

H Street Main Street, in conjunction with H Street Corridor businesses, will host "Streetcar Stroll and Roll" events on Saturday, July 26 and Saturday, August 23 from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. to promote the upcoming launch of the District's first streetcar line and highlight the development of the H Street NE Corridor and it's vibrant businesses.

A number of streetcar style decorated pedicabs will provide the public with free rides along the H Street Corridor from the Union Station to Maryland Ave. NE--the route of the upcoming H/Benning DC Streetcar line. While enjoying the pedicab rides, participants are encouraged to visit H Street NE businesses, restaurants and bars, enjoy displays from local artists that will be featured along the corridor and experience the neighborhood's unique atmosphere.

"The H Street Corridor has really undergone a dramatic transformation over the last decade and we're excited the streetcar line will open soon, making travel to H Street NE even easier for District-area residents and tourists," said Anwar Saleem, Executive Director of H Street Main Street. "H Street NE has so much to offer--exceptional food, shopping and entertainment--and we hope that the public will take advantage of these events and explore the area."

The H/Benning line will be the first segment of the DC Streetcar system running 2.4 miles along H Street NE and serving residents, businesses, commuters and visitors between Union Station on the west and the Anacostia River on the east. Eventually, the H/Benning segment will be just one piece of the overall One City Line that will cross the city east to west from beyond the Anacostia River all the way to the Georgetown waterfront and facilitate easy travel to the H Street Corridor and other areas of the District.

In addition to celebrating the upcoming launch of the streetcars and the evolution of the H Street Corridor, the July 26 Streetcar Stroll and Roll will mark the grand opening of seven new H Street NE businesses:

  • Art By The Glazz, 407 H Street, NE
  • Halftime Sports Bar, 1427 H Street NE  
  • H Street Organic Market, 806 H Street, NE (Great Streets Grant Recipient)
  • Island Dyes, 331 H Street NE
  • Micho's Lebanese Grill , 500 H Street, NE
  • Po Boy Jim, 709 H Street, NE
  • The Pursuit - Wine Bar & Grill , 1421 H Street NE

The events will take place on Saturday, July 26 and Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. along the route of the upcoming DC Streetcar line. The cabs will take passengers from Union Station to Maryland Ave. NE and back at no charge.

July 17, 2014 Ward 6 School Uniform Drive Continues As we reach the midway point in summer break, CHPSPO, Evolve, and the Homeless Children's Playtime Project requests your support in making the lives of families experiencing homelessness a bit easier by providing for common needs (toiletries, school uniforms, socks, underwear, etc.) Donations can be recognized as a tax deductible donation when donors include their name, dollar value of donation, and address on a gift receipt. The tax ID number for the Homeless Children's Playtime Project is 203380456.

Here is the Facebook page has the information on it. https://www.facebook.com/ClothetheKidsCapHillUniformDrive 

Here is the Amazon Wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/SGKH8FLM7WFU/ref=cm_sw_su_w

Here is the contact for the Playtime Project at the Shelter at 19th and Mass Ave. NE  Kelli Beyer office: 202-329-4481direct: 202-321-1810 kelli@playtimeproject.org

July 17, 2014 DPR now hiring coaches for DC Wave Season The Department of Parks and Recreation is now actively recruiting coaches for the DC Wave Season. There are several positions available. Click here for the full list of positions along with the employment application: http://dpr.dc.gov/node/562522