Comm. Sydelle Moore represented ANC 5D as Mayor Bowser officially announced that Carver, Langston, Kingman Park and Trinidad will all receive additional anti-crime resources this summer. Within hours of taking office in January 2019, ANC 5D petitioned the Deputy Mayor of Public Safety to include the hardest hit communities in our area with additional resources to combat crime. This is the first time in the history of ANC 5D that all commissioners have unanimously supported the Summer Crime Initiative.
Not only does the Summer Crime Prevention Initiative (SCI) bring additional police resources to communities struggling with violent crime, but mental health, addiction, job outreach and other wrap-around services. Comm. Moore met with violence interrupters, religious leaders, MPD and healthcare providers to encourage collaboration and discuss strategies for best utilizing these additional resources after the announcement. Since the new ANC 5D commission was seated in January, the Carver and Langston communities have not had any murders. Thanks to the new, collaborative approach of ANC 5D commissioners, this is the first time our community has made it through the first quarter of the year without a homicide in more than a decade. While the city overall has seen an uptick in homicides, our community continues to see an astonishing decrease in not only homicides, but violent as well as property crimes.
Below you can view the mayor's full press conference as well as a map of the area to be included in this summer's initiative.
2019 SCI Map
Violent Crime Continues Sharp Decline
Sylvia's Liquor failed to comply with a January 11, ABC board order clarifying that the store should install security cameras facing both east and west along Benning Rd. NE immediately. After receiving a complaint from LCA about the more than 60-day lapse, investigators visited the store on March 26. ABRA investigators verified that the cameras had not been installed, but issued an additional warning rather than a fine. Investigators are scheduled to return to the store by April 15 to ensure that cameras are properly installed or a case will be presented to the ABC Board.
The mayor is scheduled to publish her budget on March 20, which triggers a series of budget oversight hearings at the Council. During each hearing, the agency's proposed budget is examined. The public is invited to testify at those hearings, and I strongly encourage residents to do so. You can view the full list of budget oversight hearings on the Council's website, and I look forward to seeing Ward 5 residents out in force.
The District of Columbia offers eligible property owners a number of tax relief programs that can lower their tax bill.
Property owners may qualify for programs such as:
The Clean Rivers Impervious Area Charge (CRIAC) Residential Relief Program provides relief for income-eligible DC Water customers.
The CRIAC Residential Relief Program consists of three levels of relief:
Customer Assistance Program (CAP) provides eligible DC Water customers a discount on the first 400 cubic feet (3,000 gallons) of water and sewer services used each month. Eligible households will receive an additional fifty percent (50%) reduction in the monthly CRIAC and a Water Service Replacement Fee waiver. The annual discount is approximately $760. Customer Assistance Program II (CAP2) provides eligible DC Water customers a discount on the first 300 cubic feet (2,250 gallons) of water and sewer services used each month (with the exception of PILOT and ROW fees) and 50% reduction in the monthly CRIAC. The annual discount is approximately $520.
Customer Assistance Program III (CAP3) provides eligible DC Water customers with a discount of 75% off of the monthly CRIAC. The average annual discount is approximately $210.
The table below provides the dollar figures for each program’s income limits by household size:
CAP Income Limit CAP 2 Income Limit CAP 3 Income Limit
Size 60% of SMI 80% of AMI 100% AMI
1 $30,918 $65,650 $82,050
2 $40,431 $75,000 $93,750
3 $49,944 $84,400 $105,500
4 $59,457 $93,750 $117,200
5 $68,970 $101,250 $117,200*
6 $78,483 $108,750 $117,200*
7 $80,267 $116,250 $117,200*
8 $82,051 $117,200* $117,200*
*Figures are capped based on language from the Budget Support Act.