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Problems With D.C. Circulator Buses Started With Decision To Hire Private Firm, Union Says

Monday, 11 April, 2016
“The union is saying as I understand it that we low-ball this contract amount such that they'll never be able to catch up in terms of salaries comparable to WMATA drivers. Is that true?” asked Council member Mary Cheh... more >

Cheh Presents Ceremonial Resolution to First Female Iraq Veteran Awarded Purple Heart from District

Wednesday, 30 March, 2016
As tourists buzz down Pennsylvania Avenue, inside City Hall, a local woman received an honor never awarded before in the District. Councilwoman Mary Cheh (Ward 3) honored Spc. Antoinette Scott’s service in the D.C. Army National Guard with the Antoinette Scott Recognition Resolution of 2016.... more >

D.C. Regulator Approves Exelon’s Takeover Of Pepco

Wednesday, 23 March, 2016
Opponents of the deal, like D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, say they're worried about the long-term consequences of Exelon, an Illinois-based nuclear power company, taking over a local entity. "And for decades they will be able marry their bad company to our good company, and it's like the big shark gobbling up the little happy healthy minnows for their own benefit," Cheh says.... more >

Cheh Plans to Deliver Legislation by Robot

Tuesday, 22 March, 2016
According to a press release from her office, Cheh and the makers of an autonomous delivery robot will hold a press conference tomorrow in front of the Wilson Building. Then, Cheh will give one of the robots a copy of legislation legalizing the delivery service and "instruct the robot to drive into the Wilson Building to file the legislation."... more >
Jul 4

Palisades 4th of July Parade & Picnic

11:00am - The parade begins at the corner of Whitehaven Pkwy and MacArthur Blv... more >
Jun 30

Statement by Councilmembers Cheh and Silverman on Pepco’s $85.5 million Rate Increase Request

“No sooner does the ink dry on the merger then Pepco issues a request for District residents to pay the largest single rate increase in decades. We predicted that this would happen and now it has come to pass in the District as it has in other jurisdictions bound to Exelon. ... more >
Jun 23

Councilmember Cheh shares plan to address Cleveland Park Metro flooding

“Although Tuesday’s storm was unusually strong, flooding in Cleveland Park is an ongoing issue that needs to be addressed,” said Cheh. “This is something that I’ve been working on for some time, but the challenges of coordinating between three entities—DDOT, DC Water, and WMATA--frustrated the process. But, at long last, I think we’re going to see some significant movement to address the problem.”... more >
Jun 21

Councilmembers Cheh and Grosso to Hold Joint Hearing on Lead Testing in Public Facilities

“We need full confidence that testing is reliable, results are reported to parents and the public, and immediate remediation is taken when required,”... more >

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Mary M. Cheh @marycheh 1 Jul .@DCCityWildlife has taken care of over 800 animals this year & are on baby bird and duckling watch! For animals in need, call 202-882-1000
Mary M. Cheh @marycheh 1 Jul I'm hopeful that @DCOPC 's new Merger Compliance Team will serve as a vigilant watchdog over Exelon moving forward