• Petitioned Chuck Burger

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Chuck Burger

SAVE WARD 6 FROM REDISTRICTING

    1. Chuck Burger
    2. Petition by

      Chuck Burger

      Washington, DC

This petition is supported by Ward 6 residents, community and business leaders who strongly oppose redistricting  efforts to relocate and divide our neighborhoods to another Ward.  This would include a "taking" of a major Ward 6 middle school Eliot-Hine and our only high school Eastern High.  The taking of the schools into another Ward is deemed an arbitrary recommendation by the DC Council's Subcommittee on Redistricting.as this action is not required to meet redistricting requirements. 

Additionally , we support the D.C. Code which states redistircting should be a tool to build and strengthen "neighborhood cohesiveness" and in this light respect the "natural geography" of the area.  In this regard we feel any "taking" of census tracts south of C street NE and east of 17th Street NE & SE in Ward 6 does nor respect  the intent of the D.C. Code and is to the detriment of our neighborhoods and its residents.

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    • Elizabeth Omasta WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 3 years ago

      The plans for redistricting would not benefit Ward 6 in any way and would in fact hurt the cohesiveness that this community has formed. Please take these concerns seriously.

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    • Angela Rathgeber WASHINTGON, DC
      • over 3 years ago

      I agree 100%.

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    • Amy Sawyer WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 3 years ago

      Keep Capitol Hill together. We live near Stadium Armory Metro and have much more of a connection to the Hill, Ward 6, than to Ward 7. It makes the most sense for schools and a sense of community to keep Ward 6 together.

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    • Cynthia Zeigler WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 3 years ago

      There is no need to redistricting ward 6. We want to keep the schools as they are and just get good teachers and fix up the schools. Put more focus on the inner structure not boundaries.

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    • Richard A. FRANKEL WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 3 years ago

      Current Ward 6 is a coherent community, extending activities for kids to the Anacostia river [and having extended its services to the Hill East nighborhood some years ago.] It is a working neighborhood which, precisely for this reason, shouldn't be fragmented.

      As the old saying goes, "IF IT AIN 'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT."

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