Issues I Plan To Take On If You Elect Me to Serve you: Improving Jelleff For Everyone: I helped get over $11million to improve an underused park in Dupont. Now I’m using my experience & contacts to lead the efforts to get Jelleff revitalized to offer more amenities for all families and residents of all ages. [...]
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HGVQY7T You hopefully have heard that the old Jelleff Community Rec Center (next to Safeway) is finally slated for long-overdue renovations with $7million in the current fiscal year 2019 budget, and perhaps more if requested strongly. Over the summer and fall, Jelleff Community Friends wrote this background article and collected input by email and at the Jelleff Community Friends Facebook page. NOW, our ANC Commission [...]
Transit Center: All Transportation is Hyper-Local: Most community planning bodies are advisory, while in other cases, individuals are taking this step themselves. Kishan is a long-time bus and neighborhood activist, the kind of guy who knows his neighbors by name. A rider himself, Kishan decided to run for the Dupont ANC. He couldn’t think of a better place [...]
Georgetowner: Coming Up: ANC Elections: There are eight ANCs, organized into 39 Single Member Districts throughout D.C., and Ward 2 has six such districts - Georgetown’s ANC is 2E, with five new candidates are on the 2E ballot.
DC Line: State Committee races a referendum on DC’s Democratic Party: Ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary elections, at-large DC Councilmember Anita Bonds is facing criticism from two challengers and from candidates for the DC Democratic State Committee — the party’s local organization in the District, which she chairs. “Even before the early votes were cast, I felt like [...]
Washington Post: Dockless bike-share is officially here: Dockless bikes - the newest trend in bike-share - were spotted across D.C. Wednesday, as part of the launch for at least three companies. Kishan Putta, an avid rider and longtime member of Capital Bikeshare, used a Mobike to commute to work Wednesday and the trip went relatively seamlessly, he said. It [...]
DCist: In the Wake Of Charlottesville, Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray Painted On Georgetown Building: The Metropolitan Police Department says it is investigating an anti-Semitic slur spray painted on a building near Georgetown as a hate crime. "I think it’s important to show that we're united against this," says Kishan Putta, who lives around the corner and was alerted to [...]
WAMU: District Transportation Head Dormsjo Bids Farewell to DDOT: Outgoing District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Chief Leif Dormsjo is departing a much different agency thanks in large measure to his deliberate, methodical, and transparent approach. Critics contend DDOT is moving too slowly at a time of increasing demand for better transit services in Washington. They point to [...]