March 16, 2017 | Vol. 3, Issue 10 Letter from the MayorMar 19th, 2017 | By owner | Category: Blogs & Op-eds, Community, News & Features, Politics & Law
Ensuring the safety of all DC residents has been my Administration’s top priority since day one. This week, as we prepared for and responded to an unpredictable snow storm, I was proud of our city. On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, employees worked around the clock preparing and clearing roads throughout DC. On Tuesday and Wednesday, hundreds of volunteers were out in our neighborhoods as part of the DC Resident Snow Team, removing snow from the sidewalks and walkways of DC’s senior citizens and other residents with access and functional needs.
To me, this is the type of behavior that exemplifies our DC values – coming together as a community to help each other, all for the greater good of our city and the people who live here. When residents were in need of assistance, Washingtonians in all eight wards answered the call. I am thankful for everyone who worked late, gave up their time to shovel, or checked on their neighbors this week. Together, we proved that whether we get one inch of snow or 13 inches, our city is ready to respond.
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