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Mayor Bowser Releases 2017 Accountability Report

(WASHINGTON, DC) –Mayor Bowser today released her Year Three Transition Plan Accountability Report. The report shows that in the Bowser Administration’s first three years in office, the Mayor has either delivered, launched or prepared to launch 96 percent of the promises she committed to during the 2014/2015 mayoral transition. The report delivers on Mayor Bowser’s commitment to transparency and accountability, and offers a comprehensive look into the Administration’s goals and priorities.

“Three years ago, we set out to build a government that meets the needs of residents in all eight wards – a government that doesn’t just work for us, but for the next generation, and the one after that. We are making tremendous progress, but we have more work to do,” Mayor Bowser told the room of Transition Team members and residents. “Washington, DC has never experienced better days and our best days are yet to come.”

Over the past three years, 15 percent of the Mayor’s 131 goals have been completed and 81 percent have launched and are currently being implemented. While emphasizing the need to continue building on the District’s progress, the Mayor highlighted a number of accomplishments, including:

  • since 2014, violent crime has decreased by 28 percent, property crime has decreased by 11 percent, and total crime has decreased by 14 percent;
  • between 2016 and 2017, after the first full year of implementing Homeward DC, the District saw a 10.5 percent reduction in overall homelessness, a 22 percent reduction in homelessness among families, a 15 percent reduction among veterans experiencing homelessness, and a three percent reduction among individuals experiencing homelessness;
  • since the beginning of the Bowser Administration, unemployment has decreased by 1.1. percentage points, 19,700 more residents are employed, and the city has added an additional 42,700 jobs;
  • in three years, the Bowser Administration has sparked the preservation or production of more than 9,900 affordable units, with another 3,000 units in preconstruction; and
  • over the last year, the Mayor’s cabinet and outreach team attended more than 3,500 community meetings.

The breakdown of the report results is as follows:

Category

2015 Number

2015 %age

2016 Number

2016 %age

2017 Number

2017 % age

Done   (Completed)

10

7%

15

11%

20 15%

Launched / Ongoing (Initiated and progressing)

94

71.50%

106

81%

106 81%

To Launch  (Currently in planning stages)

17

13.50%

2

2%

0 0%

Not Done(Not yet set into motion)

5

4%

0

0%

0 0%

Reconsidered  (Reassessed the priority)

5

4%

8

6%

5 4%

Total

131

 

131

 

131  

“Going forward, we will stay focused on the values and beliefs that brought us together over three years ago – a fierce belief that all Washingtonians deserve a fair shot and that the middle class is worth fighting for,” Mayor Bowser continued.

Accountability Reports

  • The Year Three Transition Plan Accountability Report can be found HERE.
    • Year Three Transition Plan Accountability Report Supplemental Booklet can be found HERE.
  • The Year Two Transition Plan Accountability Report can be found HERE.
  • The Year One Transition Plan Accountability Release and Report can be found HERE

Mayor Bowser's Transition Committee Plan can be found HERE.