D.C. Councilmember Elissa Silverman (I-At Large) today introduced three bills to help make the District more accessible, affordable, and transparent by proposing a Small Business Advisory Council, a housing subsidy for severely rent-burdened seniors and disabled residents, and a searchable public grants database that tracks District spending. Councilmember Silverman introduced......(Read More)
On Wednesday, Councilmember Silverman, as chair of the Council's Committee on Labor and Workforce Development sent a letter to the District's Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, asking for more information on Yelp's plans for hiring and training District residents. Yelp recently announced it will be opening an office......(Read More)
Dear resident, Where did the summer go? As we head toward Labor Day weekend, many of you are back to your non-summer routines, as both our DCPS and public charter school students are back in class. Here at the Wilson Building, the DC Council is more than two-thirds through our......(Read More)
Elissa Silverman is an at-large member of the D.C. Council, focusing her career on making the District and its government accountable, responsive, and accessible to residents through her work as a budget analyst, reporter, and progressive reformer.
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