Ward Six Councilmember Tommy Wells will host H Street Community Office Hours this Thursday, December 17, from 8:00 - 9:30 AM, at SOVA (1359 H Street).
This event recurs the fourth Thursday of each month, but is being held a week early this month because of the holiday schedule. Councilmember Wells office provided the following update for those unable to attend.
• A new "reimbursable detail" has been started for the east end of H Street, NE. The "detail" works by having businesses partner to hire off-duty MPD officers to add to the existing MPD patrols in the area – putting more officers on the streets. PSA 102 volunteers, with support from Tommy and ANC 6A, worked with business owners to create the new "detail." The "detail" will add officers on Friday and Saturday nights, between 11:30 pm and 3:30 am, in the areas between 11th and 15th Streets.
• Councilmember Wells has successfully worked with the Mayor's office to secure funding to continue the H Street NE Shuttle. The shuttle, which runs an express route between Gallery Place and Minnesota Ave Metro stations, is critical to providing alternative transportation options to the H Street corridor during the disruptive streetscape construction project.