Dear Friends:

I write to thank you for your support over the past 12 months of the campaign. It has been a privilege and honor to work with you, and I appreciate all the phone calls, emails and letters. I am very proud of this campaign as we brought to it our hopes and dreams for a better DC for all people, in all neighborhoods.

While I am leaving as Chairman of the Council in January, I point with pride to accomplishments that we made together. The Council of the District of Columbia is a more efficient, more independent body that holds the executive branch to a higher level of accountability. I am confident that it will become even stronger with the new leadership.

In my final months on the Council, I will not let up on my demand for fiscal responsibility so that we end this fiscal year with a surplus and start the new one in October on the right track. I will continue to watchdog construction of the new ballpark. I will push neighborhood revitalization projects that are ready to go. And, I will make sure strong oversight over the use of the school modernization funds is put in place. There is much work to be done in a short period of time!

Finally, while the law requires that our campaign posters come down after the November general election, we are removing them as quickly as possible. And, I ask that you remove any of our signs that you see.  

Again, thank you for your hard work and commitment to community activism and public service. I am deeply grateful. 

Sincerely,

Linda Cropp