Data and Questions

“If you’re going to play the game properly, you’d better know every rule.”
–Barbara Jordan, lawyer/Congresswoman, 1936-1996

The Washington DC Economic Partnership lists 30 development projects planned or under construction in Ward 7, with more than 5,500 residential units and over 8,000,000 square feet of office space planned.

In 2006:
45% of Ward 7 families had no access to a vehicle.
Ward 7 median income was 62% of the city-wide figure.

15% of new AIDS infections in DC occur in Ward 7.
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“If they can get you to ask the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.”
–Thomas Pynchon, author, born 1937

What questions need asking in Ward 7?

Here is a blog for posing some essential questions and working to find answers.

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Willette Seaward  |  October 7, 2008 at 1:49 am

    When families ranging 45% or higher don’t have a vehicle it’s very timely for Metro to Phase-Out Transfers, and to force people to “Buy” a Smartcard.

    Who are really be hurt by this change?

    How gated is DC to live in?

    Who will look for the low income residents, seniors and disable?

    How will they safeguard their cards without access to a computer or being non-computer savvy? How much more is that going to cost those who don’t have now?

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