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Councilmembers Jim Graham and Muriel Bowser want to save Georgia Ave's money

September 8, 2011 - 04:26 PM
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The mayor who shuffled away Georgia's money. (Photo: flickr/intangiblehearts)

The District's Ward 1 Councilman Jim Graham and Ward 4 Councilwoman Muriel Bowser have released a joint objection to Mayor Vince Gray's recent funding reshuffle that took $1.44 million away from the Great Streets streetscaping project and spelled an end to nice medians, trees, and bike lanes from Otis Place to Florida Ave on lower Georgia Avenue.

The Georgia Avenue funding loss doesn't seem to be fading quietly. A petition protesting the move has close to 400 signatures now. Council members Muriel Bowser and Jim Graham already noted their concerns earlier, but this afternoon, Graham unveiled their official joint objection. The document is, naturally enough, cloaked in official government language; its title is "Reprogramming Request No. 19-75 Disapproval Resolution of 2011." 

But the message is clear — Georgia Avenue's funding won't go without a fight.

See the resolution below:

Reprog 19-75 Disapproval

 

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