Housing: Mayor Bowsers' CompPlan Gets Low Marks
Mayor Bowser’s 1500-page amendments to the city’s chief planning guide, the Comprehensive Plan (CompPlan), gets low marks from the DC Grassroots Planning Coalition (DCGPC), a prominent citywide planning organization. “The Mayor’s Comp Plan changes do nothing to stop displacement, provide deeply affordable housing, or promote community-led equitable development,” said Parisa Norouzi, Executive Director of Empower DC, which leads the DCGPC. Read more here: https://www.empowerdc.org/comp_plan.
Labor: Employment Advisory Council Created
The EAC has 16 members who include regional and national business and philanthropic leaders, public sector innovators, and nonprofit activists. Members also learn about the impacts of mass incarceration on reducing career opportunities for millions of people through company policies and regulatory hiring barriers.
Public Art: Florals Drive Equity in Play Space
On May Day, [5/1/21] will be the first public art installation of Floralscapes lead by DMV designer and activist, Adele Kenworthy. Kenworthy partners with Empower DC, and local floral design studio, Sweet Root Village, to pop up green space in Ivy City, DC [Ward 5] as their protest for a park and community play space at the Cromwell School. Learn more and get involved.