Want to talk to the DC Council President and mayoral candidates? Join the GGWash Candidate Forum. – Great Great Washington

John A. Wilson Building by Adam Fagen under Creative Commons license.

WABA is partnering with the Greater Washington Political Team to host a Candidates Forum for President and Mayor of the DC Council. This event begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, at MetroBar (640 Rhode Island Ave NE), and will also be streamed live. Candidates will be asked common questions about some of the pressing transportation issues in Washington, DC! DCist/WAMU reporters Amanda Michelle Gomez and Jordan Pascale will host.

Co-sponsors include Black Millennials 4 Flint, Moms Clean Air Force DC Chapter, The Coalition for Smarter Growth, DC Environmental Network, Friends of the DC Streetcar and Citizens’ Climate Lobby – DC. There will be food trucks and a bar to buy food and drinks. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

When you RSVP, you’ll have the opportunity to submit a question from the audience!

Wednesday March 23

Big energy budget? : Join GGWash for a budget preview and training at 6 p.m. this Wednesday. DC Policy Director Alex Baca will go over some takeaways from the Mayor’s Budget (housing and transportation specific), share with you what the GGWash policy team will ask for, and be available for budget inquiries of workshop. The DC council has public budget meetings set to begin on Monday (March 21). If you are considering applying for a budget as an individual, CNA, or organization representative, or are just curious about how the district budget process works, click here to register for this free event.

Learn more about DC Streetscape guidelines: The National Capital Planning Commission, a federal agency that provides guidance for federal lands and buildings in the region, offers the first of two public meetings on draft streetscape design guidelines , a document that informs “the location and characteristics of streetscape elements such as trees, landscapes and plantings, stormwater management, pavement materials and sidewalks” in DC from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 23. to register for the meeting and obtain additional information.

Thursday March 24

The Built Environment in Film: Watch a list of short and feature films that address issues such as equitable development, the nature of design, historic preservation, and more, during the Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. this Thursday through Saturday at the National Building Museum, 401 F St NW, DC. Organized and produced in partnership with the National Building Museum, the event will include films, Q&As and other in-person programming. Costs vary for this event. Click here to join.

Discover more urban planner events at ggwash.org/calendar. Do you have an event you would like to see featured in the weekly events post? Submit it here!

George Kevin Jordan is the editor of GGWash. He is a proud resident of Hillcrest in DC’s Ward 7. He was born and raised in Milwaukee and has written for numerous publications, most recently AFRO and on HIV/AIDS issues for TheBody.com.

Jennifer C. Burleigh