DIY arts spaces are community gathering places where people make and enjoy art and music in a non-traditional setting, oftentimes a home or a warehouse space. Despite the high rents in our region, the scene is thriving.
Over the past several years, the D.C. Council has passed progressive legislation raising the minimum wage and expanding the city’s benefits for paid family and medical leave. But now the Council Chairman has suggested the city should take a break on legislation that could negatively affect the bottom lines of local businesses. Kojo explores the climate for business in local Washington and whether the Council should change its direction.
- Ed Lazere Executive Director, D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute @edlazere
- Yesim Taylor Executive Director, D.C. Policy Center
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