Economic Opportunity

  • OverviewGood-paying jobs lead to real economic security. Today, too many District residents are unemployed, leaving the basic needs of their families in jeopardy. In a city with such economic growth and prosperity, Councilmember Bonds believes the Council should do everything it can to provide economic opportunity to those who need it most.
  • Bills Anita SupportedFiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Act of 2014, Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Establishment Act of 2013, Cottage Feed Act of 2013, Fair Criminal Record Screening Act of 2014

Legislation

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. a as a retail priority area to incentives economic development.

Commission on Fathers, Men and Boys Establishment Act of 2013: This bill co-sponsored by Councilmember Bonds, seeks to establish a Commission on Fathers, Men and Boys to advise the Mayor and Council on issues related to fathers, men and boys in the District of Columbia.

Cottage Food Act of 2013: This law, co-sponsored by Councilmember Bonds, allows individuals to prepare food in their residential kitchens and sell those products to the public for consumption.

Fair Criminal Record Screening Act of 2014: Popularly called “ban the box,” this bill, cosponsored by Councilmember Bonds assists in the successful reintegration of previously incarcerated persons, by removing barriers to gainful employment and prohibiting the consideration of a job applicant’s arrest record during the hiring process.