Jack Evans

Longer Library Hours and Stronger Ethics Enforcement

Summer is over, and the kids are all back at school. The routine has returned, and with it the District ...

Examining Tax Office Settlements

I read with great concern a recent Washington Post article, “Surge in D.C. tax office settlements reduces commercial property ...

The Joy of Major League Baseball in D.C.

As I write this article, the Washington Nationals have the best record in Major League Baseball. It has been widely ...

JACK EVANS REPORT: TAXICAB BILL’S UBER AMENDMENT KEEPS D.C. TECH-FRIENDLY

Last week, the Council received an unusual amount of attention when it considered how a pending bill regarding taxicab modernization ...

Summer in Town

Is it summer yet? I think that with the arrival of July 4th and high temperatures reaching 100 degrees we ...

CFO NATWAR GANDHI: KEY TO D.C.'S SUCCESS

I was pleased by the Mayor Gray’s decision to reappoint Natwar Gandhi to another term as the District’s ...

Passing A Budget in Difficult Times

Given recent events and the attendant media scrutiny on the Council, I wanted to take a moment to highlight some ...

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.

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