Fiscal Responsibility

Education Reform

Council Chair Kwame Brown has a plan to ensure fiscal responsibility within the city.

  • Oversight & Effective Government

    Tuesday, 28 December 2010 14:37

    Fiscal Responsibility

    Tuesday, 28 December 2010 14:40

Meet the Chairman

Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown begins his first term as Council Chairman focused on creating an open, transparent, unified city council.  In his first term, the Council will focus on a variety of issues facing the District, including the substantial upcoming budget shortfall.  This, among a number of other growing issues will be the new Chairman’s primary agenda over the first days in office.

Council Overview

The Council of the District of Columbia is the legislative branch of the District government. All legislative powers are vested in the Council. In addition, the Council approves the District’s annual budget and financial plan, and sets the revenue required to fund the budget. It oversees the programs and operations of government agencies, and acts on or initiates reorganization plans for the Executive Branch.

Washington DC

The Council of the District of Columbia is the legislative branch of local government established by the District of Columbia Home Rule Act of 1973, enacted by Congress and ratified by District voters. The Council is composed of a Chairman elected at large and twelve Members–four of whom are elected at large, and one from each of the District’s eight wards. A Member is elected to serve a four-year term.


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