Jack Evans

Reflecting on 21 Years on the Council

This month, I passed a personal milestone. On April 30, it was the 21st anniversary of my being elected to ...

Council Discusses Budget Priorities; Send in Your Opinions, Too

Beginning on May 9, the council members got together around one table to discuss our budget priorities and contrast those ...

D.C. Home Run: the Nationals and Their Stadium Are Paying Off

The District borrowed $584 million to build the stadium and though development around the stadium has been slowed, the District's several sources of revenue to pay off the loan has raised millions of dollars more than necessary to pay the annual debt service obligations.

Mayor's 2013 Budget Biggest Ever

Last week, Mayor Vincent Gray submitted his Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal to the Council. The total proposed budget for ...

Thanks to Those Who Helped in Redistricting, a Thankless Job

I co-chaired a meeting on the District Council’s Subcommittee on Redistricting on proposed changes to the advisory neighborhood commission ...

JACK EVANS REPORT

This week, I chaired a meeting of the Committee on Finance and Revenue to consider a bill to require mobile ...

A Balanced Budget for D.C. Now, But What About Fiscal 2013?

This week, the D.C. Council met at its annual retreat to review legislative priorities, receive briefings from various officials ...

The District's Financial Health: Avoiding 7 'Deadly Sins'

Over the years, our bond rating has increased from “junk bond” status to an “A+” on our General Obligation bonds and the highest rating of “AAA” on our income tax bonds. The District’s finances remain strong, and we had a good story to tell when we visited the rating agencies on Wall Street.

Jack Evans Report

Any of you who have heard me speak recently have probably heard me talk about the fact that the District of Columbia is in a better financial position than any other city, county, or state in the country.  Our finances remain strong and the development projects in our city are the envy of our neighbors.

Jack Evans Report

In my last newsletter, I took some time to reflect on our accomplishments from the past year. This week, I ...

Jack Evans Report

A subject that is unfortunately getting a lot of press these days is the alleged ethical failures of a number ...

Jack Evans Report

I wanted to provide an update on the iGaming proposal that is currently under consideration by the Council and the ...

Jack Evans Report

The fall has arrived and with it the change of seasons that really defines the Washington region. The beauty of ...

Jack Evans Report

I thought it would be most appropriate in this newspaper to express my deepest sympathies to the family, friends and ...

Jack Evans Report

It is with great disappointment that I report to you that the D.C. Council voted last week to raise ...

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