Safety

  • OverviewThe safety of each our residents is a top priority. While in many areas crime has significantly decreased, there are many areas of the city where crime is still a daily concern.
  • Bills Anita SupportedSimple Possession of Small Quantities of Marijuana Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2013, Metropolitan Police Department Minimum Staffing Act of 2013, DC Crime Solvers Act of 2014, Domestic Violence Hotline Establishment Act of 2013

Legislation


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. Crime Solvers reward program.

Metropolitan Police Department Minimum Staffing Act of 2013: This supported by Councilmember Bonds mandates a minimum metropolitan police staff of 4,000 officers.

Domestic Violence Hotline Establishment Act of 2013: This bill, co-sponsored by Councilmember Bonds, requires the Office of Victim Services to establish an ongoing operation of a 24-hour toll-free hotline to assist victims of domestic violence.