SW dc Action
Letter Regarding Use of King-Greenleaf Recreation Center
November 14, 2022
In response to King-Greenleaf Recreation Center being used as an emergency shelter again, and in solidarity with the resident council President of James Creek, we wrote this letter to government officials urging them to find another location. You can read the letter and send an email of your own here.
WPFW 89.3 Interview on 4th & M Petition
November 8, 2022
Pamela McKinney went on WPFW 89.3's radio station to discuss the petition to purchase the lots at 4th & M and transfer ownership to the Douglass Community Land Trust. You can listen to the interview here at the 28 minute mark.
SW CLT presentation At Greenleaf Senior
November 8, 2022
Kiesha Davis, a board member of the Douglass Community Land Trust, along with fellow board member and SW Action member, Coy McKinney, attended the monthly meeting at Greenleaf Senior to talk about community land trusts and the effort to bring the model to Southwest.
Testimony Guide: Zoning Commission Racial Equity Roundtable
September 15, 2022
The DC Comprehensive Plan requires the zoning commission to apply a racial equity analysis to the approval of development. We believe the tool the commission uses is weak and needs improvement. We created this testimony guide to add to the discussion and encourage residents and the zoning commission to do better. If you care about racial justice, please take a look and get involved! Link to testimony guide.
Testimony Guide: 807 Maine Avenue
September 14, 2022
There is a Planned Unit Development planned for 807 Maine Avenue SW. The project will have 202 units and 15% will be "affordable." Only 1 of the units will be priced for people earning 50% of area median income. The developer will donate $100,000 to Jefferson Middle School and $100,000 the Southwest Business Improvement District to purchase a small fleet of e-bikes and to do a study on mobility options. We gave the project an F on our grading scale and created this testimony guide for people to use to testify in opposition to the current plans.
Meeting With DMPED On 4th & M Effort
September 8, 2022
On Thursday, September 8th, members of the coalition to purchase the lots at 4th & M Street, had a 30-minute meeting with Sarosh Olpadwala, the Director of Real Estate for the DC Government, to discuss the effort. Link to video.
Meeting With Chairman Mendelson On 4th & M
August 9, 2022
On Tuesday, August 9th, members of the coalition to purchase the lots at 4th & M Street, had a 20-minute meeting with Chairman Mendelson to discuss the effort. Chairman Mendelson said the meeting cleared up confusion he had from a July Meeting Up With Mendo event, where he was asked about the effort. Mendelson asked if Ward 6 Councilmember, Charles Allen, supported the effort, insinuating that he would not get involved unless the Councilmember was supportive.
PRESS RELEASE: Activists Deliver Petition With Nearly 1,000 Signatures To Mayor
June 29, 2022
On Wednesday, June 29th, activists belonging to the groups SW Action, and Ward 3 Housing Justice, delivered a petition, containing nearly 1,000 signatures to the Mayor Muriel Bowser, calling on her to purchase two lots for sale in Southwest, D.C. and transfer ownership to the Douglass Community Land Trust.