As President Obama urged before leaving office, “If something needs fixing, then lace up your shoes and do some organizing. If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.”
DC is growing. No doubt about that. So is the Ward. You just have to walk down East Capitol. Look north. Look south. Cranes as far as the eye can see. The same can be said for South Capitol, looking both east and west.
However, growth comes with growing pains. It is not enough to solve current problems. We must also find ways to prepare for the future and prevent issues before they arise.