Councilmember Robert White Statement on What the Loss of the Wizards and Capitals Would Mean for DC’s Safety Net

I join residents all over DC who are disappointed about our possible loss of the Wizards and Caps. This is a blow to DC’s culture and sports identity. A loss of tax revenues from the sports arena could mean fewer funds for social services at a time when the Mayor is actively slashing every social services program, and yesterday announced immediate cuts to funding for organizations that support unhoused residents, domestic violence survivors, and others. DC is not defeated, but we are at the most critical crossroad in decades. I will keep working to reimagine the future of downtown so businesses and our residents can thrive.

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