My Plan as Chairwoman for a Better DC Council

Erin’s DC Council Accountability Plan provides recommendations that will improve the Council’s ability to make laws and conduct oversight, as well as prevent and deter misconduct.
  • Reconstituting the Council’s standalone Education Committee will ensure consistent and dedicated oversight of and attention to DC’s public schools including through dedicated, nonpartisan support staff.
  • Re-instituting a comprehensive, nonpartisan, and objective research service and enhancing and increasing use of the DC Auditor’s Office will help the Council better target public funds toward programs that work and better ensure robust, consistent oversight.
  • Expanding the work of the Council Office of Racial Equity to include review of the DC budget and requiring the DC Council to respond to that Office’s racial equity impact assessments will help assure our government is responding to deep racial inequities in our city, including as to education-related issues.
  • Appointing a nonpartisan individual to serve as Parliamentarian for the Council will prevent the Council Chair from unilaterally depriving the Council of consideration and deliberation on legislative solutions to urgent problems facing our schools.
  • Ensuring the Council uses technology and lessons learned during the public health emergency to make it easier for residents to participate and make their voices heard will empower those most impacted by proposed laws, regulations, and policy — including students, families, and teachers — to have a say in our government.
Erin’s DC Council Accountability Plan provides recommendations that will make it easier for residents to participate in our local government to make their voices heard and will protect and support Council employees to ensure an exemplary workplace.

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Candidate for DC Council Chairwoman

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Candidate for DC Council Chairwoman

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