• Petitioned Mayor Vincent Gray, Washington DC

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Mayor of Washington, DC
Mayor Vincent Gray, Washington DC

Keep Funding for Lower Georgia Avenue Great Streets

    1. Petition by

      Sylvia Robinson

      Washington, DC


Please join the Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force in protesting a decision by Mayor Gray to remove the remaining $1.44M from the Georgia Avenue Great Streets Project.  Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Councilmember Jim Graham and Councilmember Muriel Bowser filed a disapproval resolution which can be viewed at https://sites.google.com/site/pleasantplainsdc/task-force/Reprog_19-75_Disapproval.pdf


What is Georgia Avenue Great Streets?  Great Streets funds were set aside to improve the streetscape of Georgia Avenue including lighting, trees, bicycle lanes, traffic control, sidewalks.  The Lower Georgia Avenue segment, from Otis Place to Florida Avenue was never implemented and funding for this area has been moved to projects in other parts of the city.  Mayor gray has just proposed moving the remaining $1.44 million to a project in NE.

What does the resolution I’m signing say?  The resolution issues a strong and formal protest of the Mayor’s actions and requests a meeting with the Mayor’s office and the DC Department of Transportation to discuss projects that will benefit the residents and small businesses of Lower Georgia Avenue.  See the full petition at https://sites.google.com/site/pleasantplainsdc/task-force/Protest_to_Mayor_Gray_for_Great_Streets_Funding.docx

What is the Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force? A grassroots community organization whose mission is to ensure that development coming to Georgia Avenue between New Hampshire Avenue and S St. benefits the people that live here.  We meet every 2nd Monday and 4th Wednesday of each month.  All residents and business owners are invited.  To find out more, contact Sylvia Robinson at (202) 462-2285 or sylvia @ecacollective.org or Darren Jones at (202) 723-0119 or [email protected]

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Sophia Malone WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 3 years ago

      I live half a block from Georgia Avenue and definitely would like to see a continuation of growth and prosperity to the area.

    • Lori Lincoln WASHINGTON, DC, DC
      • about 3 years ago

      Georgia Avenue is my anchor in this city, and I would like for it to reflect the enormous amount of pride I have in it and my community. With its history, it deserves as much.

    • Katherine Butler WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 3 years ago

      This corridor could be such a shining example of good city planning, but it is currently disjointed where the lower segment has clearly been neglected. Some developers see the potential in this area and are investing in new buildings, but truly turning this area around will require infrastructure support from the city. It would be such a worthwhile investment for the city to connect the two vibrant areas of Petworth & U Street by leaving this funding in place for the completion of this project.

    • Robert Gettings WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 3 years ago

      I live in the Ga Ave corridor. My neighborhood is in desperate need of the investment and improvement!

    • Justin Sadowsky WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 3 years ago

      Keep your promises, Mayor Gray.


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