Jack Evans

Jack Evans Report

The unique problem with the Mayor's budget is that it calls for $300 million more in spending than the FY 2011 budget. The budget has grown by over 3% when budgets of cities and states nationwide are shrinking.

Jack Evans Report

It is that time of the year when everyone is giving their “State of the […]” speeches. The President delivered his State of the Union. The Mayor delivered his State of the City. Some of my Council colleagues even give “State of the Ward” speeches. So instead of a speech, I thought I would relate my own “State of the City” here.

Jack Evans Report

It’s springtime, and one’s idle thoughts turn to baseball. March 31 is opening day for the Washington Nationals ...

The Jack Evans Report

It has not been a good two weeks for the District. Two Sundays ago, District residents learned from the Washington ...

The Jack Evans Report

As many of you are likely aware, my longtime friend and Committee Clerk, Jeff Coudriet, recently lost his fight with ...

The Jack Evans Report

On Thursday, February 10, District of Columbia officials will make their annual trip to Wall Street. Every February, the Mayor ...

Jack Evans Report

Every ten years, all Colleges and Universities in the District of Columbia must file a Campus Plan with the DC ...

The Jack Evans Report

Happy New Year!

After all the election events of last year, we are settling into the New Year at the ...

Jack Evans Report

The Council reconsidered the FY 2011 budget this past week to address the $175 million revenue shortfall and “spending pressures ...

Jack Evans Report

Like many jurisdictions around the country, the District again faces both a decline in tax revenue due to the economy ...

Jack Evans Report

Earlier this week, Mayor-Elect Gray had a press conference and briefing about the upcoming challenges the District faces in readdressing ...

The Jack Evans Report

Last Tuesday, we elected the people who will lead the District of Columbia starting in January. My colleague, Vince Gray, will take office as our new Mayor and Kwame Brown as Chair of the Council. The challenges before elected leaders are tremendous, and the next several weeks will be crucial in determining the fiscal future of the District.

Jack Evans report

The Council and Mayor are beginning to address the revenue shortfall and budget gap now anticipated in fiscal year 2011, which started October 1. To that end, the Mayor took immediate action to freeze personnel hiring and procurements. Our government faces a shortfall of $100 million in declining revenue and $75 million in various spending pressures. In the grand scheme of things, we have little control over the economy, we can’t make the stock market perform better, and we can’t make commercial property sell for more. But what we CAN control is what we spend, and I believe that should be the focus of our efforts.

Jack Evans Report

The question on everyone’s mind these days is: What’s next for school reform?

On Wednesday, October 13, Chancellor Michelle Rhee announced her resignation, and Mayor Fenty and Chairman Gray jointly announced the appointment of Kaya Henderson, Rhee’s deputy, to serve as interim Chancellor.

Jack Evans Report

The September Democratic primary has come and gone and the Council’s summer recess is over. It’s back to school, back to work, and back to reality...literally! After a heated campaign, we have my colleagues Vince Gray as the Democratic nominee for Mayor and Kwame Brown for Chair. And we have an outgoing Mayor Fenty with three more months on the job. Together we face a tremendous challenge right off the bat – rebalancing the fiscal year 2011 budget, which began October 1st.

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