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Bill Reforms TOPA Process for Single-Family Homes

Bill from Councilmember Nadeau preserves rights of tenants while reducing barriers for single family homeowners

WASHINGTON – Today, Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau introduced a bill to promote sales of single family homes by carving out a narrow exemption to the District’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA). The bill preserves the rights of tenants while reducing barriers for single family homeowners by preventing the assignment of TOPA rights for single family homes when the landlord maintains the home as their primary residence. The bill is co-sponsored by Councilmembers Grosso, Allen, and Cheh and Chairman Mendelson.

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Bill Will Allow Non-Binary Gender Option on District Driver’s Licenses

Councilmember Nadeau introduces bill to ensure gender nonconforming individuals can obtain accurate identification 

WASHINGTON – Today, Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau introduced a bill to allow District residents to select a non-binary gender option on their licenses, learner’s permits, or ID cards issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The bill will allow residents to indicate their gender as non-binary, designated with an X instead of M or F. The bill was co-introduced by Councilmembers David Grosso, Robert C. White, Jr., Charles Allen, Elissa Silverman, and Mary Cheh. It was co-sponsored by Councilmembers Jack Evans, Anita Bonds, Trayon White, Sr., and Vincent C. Gray.

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Nadeau Statement on Passing of Councilmember Jim Graham

WASHINGTON – Today, Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau issued the following statement following the news that former Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham passed away:

“I offer my deepest condolences to the friends and family of Councilmember Graham. It was no secret that we did not always see eye to eye, but there was no question as to his deep love for the people of Ward 1. As a Councilmember he leaves a legacy of fierce advocacy on behalf of District residents. As the director of the Whitman Walker Clinic his tireless work fighting for LGBTQ rights and to end HIV/AIDS was pioneering and touched lives across the District and around the country. In his many years of service, he was dedicated to leaving the world a better place than he found it. He will be missed.” 

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