Fox 5 DC to broadcast from Petworth Rec Center Friday morning

Fox 5 DC to broadcast from Petworth Rec Center Friday morning

If yer down with Fox 5 DC, they're broadcasting live from the Petworth Rec Center on Friday morning, starting at 6am, focusing on Petworth. Here’s a rundown of the morning’s interviews and segments…

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How to take advantage of the Security Camera Rebate Program (updated)

How to take advantage of the Security Camera Rebate Program (updated)

When DC's Private Security Camera System Incentive Program officially launched in February, most of Petworth was left off the eligibility list (only PSA 403 was eligible). Thanks to the persistence of neighbors, ANC 4C and 4D Commissioners and Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd, now all of Petworth is eligible to participate (PSAs 403, 404, 406 and 407). Here's what you need to know...

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DC should invest in middle-class housing affordability [WaPo]

DC should invest in middle-class housing affordability [WaPo]

No one is arguing that this legislation is a panacea for affordable housing or rising tax costs. Yes, renters are feeling the same financial pressure as homeowners. We can and should do more for renters. And we can and should look at increasing benefits through programs such as Schedule H. However, we ignore the plight of homeowners who cannot qualify for these programs at our own peril.

The District must decide if we are to have a government that responds to the needs of all our residents or one that shuns the concerns of our middle class.

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Follow-up: CM Todd receives fine for alleged violations during State Board of Ed campaign

Follow-up: CM Todd receives fine for alleged violations during State Board of Ed campaign

The DC Office of Campaign Finance recently issued an order and fine regarding a complaint against Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd for allegedly using Council office resources on behalf of a political campaign.

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Bikeshare walkthrough with residents and CM Todd on Wednesday, Jan 30

Bikeshare walkthrough with residents and CM Todd on Wednesday, Jan 30

If you have an opinion about a new Bikeshare station that’s been proposed for Illinois Ave and Upshur Street, Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd is conducting a community walkthrough with relevant DC agencies and residents on Wednesday, January 30th at 8am.

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DC politics come to the forefront; ANC 4C requests an inquiry into Councilmember Todd’s actions

DC politics come to the forefront; ANC 4C requests an inquiry into Councilmember Todd’s actions

At the recent Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C meeting on December 12th, the commission voted to send two letters to DC government requesting an investigation into emails sent by Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd and State Board of Education candidate Rhonda Henderson.

Todd attended the meeting, and spoke on his behalf. This article includes a video of the proceedings.

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ANC 4C alleges CM Brandon Todd may have violated campaign laws in supporting Henderson for SBOE

ANC 4C alleges CM Brandon Todd may have violated campaign laws in supporting Henderson for SBOE

During the campaign for Ward 4 Member of the State Board of Education, Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd threw his public support and endorsement behind Rhonda Henderson for the open seat. The question and concern, alleges Zach Teutsch, an outgoing commissioner with Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C, is if Todd used his official DC Council resources resources to help Ms. Henderson try to get elected.

Updated with a statement from CM Todd.

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Ward 4 Family Fun Day is this Saturday afternoon

Ward 4 Family Fun Day is this Saturday afternoon

You're invited to join Councilmember Todd for the 18th Annual Ward 4 Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 23rd from 3:00 to 5:30 PM at the Kingsbury Day School

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Metro continues delays on full response to residents' concerns about vibrations

Metro continues delays on full response to residents' concerns about vibrations

After a year of waiting, residents concerned about noise and vibrations they believe are caused by WMATA Metro trains are still waiting to know the cause. 

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Where's the update from WMATA about Metro trains causing noise and vibrations?

Where's the update from WMATA about Metro trains causing noise and vibrations?

Residents met last December with representatives from WMATA, Councilmember Brandon Todd's office and others to share their concerns about rumbling noises and shaking they felt was caused by Metro trains running underground through Petworth. Answers to what's causing this seem hard to get.

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Councilmember’s Corner: Granting relief to cemeteries inundated by DC Water fees

Councilmember’s Corner: Granting relief to cemeteries inundated by DC Water fees

I understand that the Clean River Project must be completed, and reducing the funds that cemeteries contribute leaves a hole that must be filled. It wouldn’t be fair to push those costs on to other ratepayers. That is why I am calling on the DC Government to make up the difference.

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After 51 years, Philip's Shoe Repair set to close, to be honored by CM Todd & Mayor on Saturday

After 51 years, Philip's Shoe Repair set to close, to be honored by CM Todd & Mayor on Saturday

After almost six decades on Upshur Street, Philip’s Shoe Repair is closing its doors as the owner, Philip Calabro is retiring. The last day for the store is November 18th. The DC Mayor and Ward 4 Councilmember will presenting Philip with a certificate of appreciation on the 11th.

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