Yesterday the Mayor conducted a walking staff meeting of over 50 people through Southwest to see development sites, traffic congestion hot spots, and to hear first-hand from community leaders about concerns and issues in SW. During the 90-minute tour in near record heat, the Mayor repeatedly drew on Agency Directors and staff to respond to questions and issues that arose as the walk progressed from Waterfront Station to the SW Library along Half Street and ending in the Greenleaf Recreation Center.
This first of its kind, the Mayoral tour gave agency heads a hands-on look at neighborhood issues such as illegal parking in the 4th Street median and much needed street repairs. While Mayor Bowser visited The Southwest Library, where we celebrated plans for a new library, DDOT announced the launch of their new tree watering app, DC Tree Watering Application, an app that can locate trees that need watering and maintenance care throughout the city.
As she walked through the neighborhood the Mayor was immediately recognized and residents came out of their apartments and homes to have conversations with the mayor about their concerns and the Near Buzzard Point Resilient Action Committee set up a lemonade stand to help keep everyone hydrated.
The walk ended at King Greenleaf Recreation center, where Mayor Bowser thanked everyone for walking with her and bearing the heat!
We appreciate the mayor inviting the Southwest community on this walk and look forward to her visiting Southwest DC again!