Monthly Archives: February 2013

Budget Autonomy for D.C.

How Budget Autonomy Works Currently, the District’s Charter requires the city budget to be affirmatively enacted by Congress. While every year the Council passes a budget bill that is approved by the Mayor, this measure is only a request. Congress must enact the request into law before the District can […]

Walter’s Corner: Another Step Toward an Independent Community College

January marked a milestone on the path toward independence for D.C.’s community college.   Last month, the University of the District of Columbia’s (UDC’s) accrediting body granted the community college “branch campus” status.  As a branch campus of UDC, the community college will have more authority over its own budget, faculty, […]