DCEN, DCFPI, DOEE Budget Briefing in 2017
by Patsy Droege, DC Environmental Network
This is the second of two DCEN/DCFPI DC agency briefings!
On April 21st at 12:00 PM, you are invited to join the DC Environmental Network (DCEN), DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFPI), and DC Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), for a special briefing on Mayor Bowser’s proposed FY 2018 Budget.
This event will be held at the offices of DOEE, 1200 Fist Street NE, 5th Floor. Click here if you want to attend the DOEE FY 2018 budget briefing!
Mayor Bowser released her proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget on April 4th. At this April 21st briefing, DOEE Director Tommy Wells, and staff, will present the details of Mayor Bowser’s budget as it relates to the Department of Energy & Environment. Participants will be able to ask questions and share their thoughts about the Executive’s budget priorities for this agency.
The next few years could be very challenging as the new President and Congress establish their own budget priorities. Federal cuts to important District programs could create budgetary pressures that hurt every District agency and threaten important programs and initiatives that fund human needs and are important to the sustainability community.
(About 23% of DOEE’s proposed FY 2018 budget is comprised of Federal Grant funds. It may be important to start to think about what the District may have to do if they lose these resources in FY 2019.)
It will be critical for all of us to understand our current budget and how it might change as we move forward. Hope to see you on the 21st.
Here are some resources to help you prepare for the briefing:
“DOEE’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the residents and natural inhabitants of the nation’s capital by protecting and restoring the environment, conserving our natural resources, mitigating pollution, increasing access to clean and renewable energy, and educating the public on ways to secure a sustainable future. The agency’s core responsibilities include, but are not limited to, enforcing environmental regulations; monitoring and assessing environmental risks; developing energy and environmental policies; issuing permits; and providing residents and local businesses with funding, technical assistance, and information on initiatives designed to ensure a more resilient and sustainable city.” – About DOEE.
“DOEE envisions a nation’s capital that sets the standard for environmentally responsible and sustainable practices. We envision a city whose rivers and waters are fishable and swimmable; whose buildings and infrastructure help protect our health and environment; and whose residents, businesses, and visitors embrace and employ smart environmental practices in their daily lives and work together to deliver a clean, healthy, and vibrant city to future generations” – About DOEE.
All are welcome.