Jack Evans

Jack Evans Report

Redistricting is a difficult job and this year has been no exception. Federal law allows a deviation in Ward population of plus or minus 5 percent, which gave us a range of 71,455 - 78,976 residents within which to work. The District’s population increased by 29,664, or 5.2 percent, between 2000 and 2010.

Where has the time gone?

After 20 years on the council, it's a good time for reflection.

The Jack Evans Report

This week Council’s Subcommittee on Redistricting held two public hearings in the Council Chamber. According to federal law, the District must perform a redistricting of its eight Wards within 90 days of the Council’s receipt of the Census report, which happens every ten years.

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 ...

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

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

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

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Happy New Year!

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

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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 ...

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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.

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