The District of Columbia is going through a period of great transformation. While it has successfully strengthened its fiscal health and its economy and population have grown, its prosperity has not been evenly distributed. However, it is not too late for the District to adopt measures that strengthen low income communities and communities of color and push back against the trend of growing inequality. The new administration has a fresh opportunity to tackle these challenges. It will be essential that key leaders in the administration are driven by a strong vision for how to make the District work for all of its residents.
Peter Balion, Sam Munger, Chris Reynolds, and Satya Rhodes-Conway. A District That Works: Policies to Promote Equity and Job Quality in Our Nation’s Capital. COWS, 2015.