Senior Citizen Real Property Tax Relief Act of 2013: This bill authored by Councilmember Bonds eliminates the burden of property taxes for those District residents who are 70 years or older, have lived in the city for 25 years or more, makes less than $60,000 in adjusted gross income.… Read more

Economic Opportunity


Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Act of 2014: Amendment Proposed by Councilmember Bonds: This amendment to budget section “Subtitle J: Retail Priority Area” designates Good Hope Road S.E., beginning at the intersection of Anacostia Drive and Good Hope Road S.E.… Read more

Senior Advocacy

Councilmember Bonds believes that long-term senior homeowners and tenants deserve a property tax exemption as they experience gentrification and rising living costs due to the city’s economic success.

Councilmember Bonds authored and passed – with 10 votes – the Senior Citizens Real Property Tax Relief Act of 2014 to ensure that long-term senior homeowners have more money to spend on their families and not on rising property taxes:

  • Funding for the bill was eliminated in the final FY 2015 Budget Support Act and Financial Plan
  • New language, beginning in 2015, provides for a property tax deferral for homeowners and housing cost rebates for senior tenants who use the Schedule H Form when filing their annual tax returns.
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Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2013: This law amends the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008, expanding earned sick and safe leave to restaurant industry workers. This public health measure, co-sponsored by Councilmember Bonds, greatly reduces the transfer of illness from restaurant workers to consumer.… Read more



Simple Possession of Small Quantities of Marijuana Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2013: This bill, co-sponsored by Councilmember Bonds, makes the possession or transfer without remuneration of one ounce or less of marijuana a civil violation.

DC Crime Solvers Act of 2014: Currently under review, this bill authored by Councilmember Bonds seeks to require a guilty defendant to pay the court fee to be used to fund the D.C.… Read more